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Arkansas Profile of State Programs and Policy Framework

Highlighted Local Programs

Arkansas

Highlighted State Programs

Arkansas

State Policy Framework

Arkansas

Disclaimer

To avoid double counting acres where multiple programs contributed to the acquisition of a single parcel, the acreage is only aggregated under the program that provided the majority of funding. For example, if the table below displays a dollar amount greater than $0 for a given year but shows 0 acres, the program was not the primary contributor for any parcels in that year. As a result, a prolific program may show very low acreage figures on this page. To see customized program information please visit the map viewer tab or contact the Conservation Almanac Team.

Highlighted Local Programs

No local conservation finance measures have been approved by voters in Arkansas. For more information on municipal measures in the state, visit LandVote.org

Highlighted State Programs

Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resource Council

The Natural and Cultural Resources Council (NCRC) manages 80 percent of funds from the real estate transfer tax ($2.20 for each $1,000 of assessed value). Any state natural resource agency, except the Game and Fish Commission, is eligible to receive NCRC funding.* These funds are also used for cultural and historic heritage programs on state-owned land. The Parks and Tourism Fund Account and the Natural and Cultural Resources Historic Preservation Trust Fund receive the remaining 20 percent of funds, 10 percent each.

YearAcresDollars
2011 535.7 $1,224,373
2010 1,605.5 $2,511,901
2009 2,117.9 $1,713,747
2008 2,981.1 $3,265,474
2007 6,918.8 $1,903,161
2006 394.0 $475,978
2005 498.6 $743,209
2004 1,127.0 $737,242
2003 749.1 $465,211
2002 519.7 $457,732
2001 2,041.3 $1,437,550
2000 179.7 $374,885
1998 480.0 $329,100
Total20,148.5 $15,639,565

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

The Game and Fish Commission and the Department of Parks and Tourism (Arkansas State Parks) each receive 45 percent of funding from the state sales tax (1/8 of one cent) for the purposes of land acquisition for recreation, open space and habitat.**

YearAcresDollars
2009 1,905.0 $2,162,593
2008 34.2 $50,875
2007 21,874.5 $12,036,500
2006 990.5 $0
2005 1,138.2 $206,000
2004 535.0 $300,412
2003 1,400.2 $476,533
2002 2,213.2 $1,164,650
2001 8,583.4 $1,492,617
2000 8,803.6 $6,224,033
1999 592.7 $501,400
1998 16.0 $0
Total48,086.4 $24,615,613

Arkansas State Parks

The Department of Parks and Tourism (Arkansas State Parks) and the Game and Fish Commission each receive 45 percent of funding from the state sales tax (1/8 of one cent) for the purposes of land acquisition for recreation, open space and habitat.**

YearAcresDollars
2011 191.8 $544,000
2010 1.4 $32,700
2009 11.3 $50,810
2008 17.6 $166,875
2007 367.4 $1,269,530
2006 239.8 $580,970
2005 9.1 $75,289
2004 204.9 $408,000
2003 492.2 $2,916,237
2002 334.1 $2,185,003
2001 108.7 $760,313
2000 291.1 $2,104,837
1999 48.8 $212,744
1998 5,361.1 $525,340
Total7,679.4 $11,832,650

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission is an agency within the Department of Arkansas Heritage that provides conservation lands management and acquisition services through funding from the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the conservation tax. The Department of Arkansas Heritage receives 9 percent of funding from the state sales tax (1/8 of one cent). The primary uses for this funding for the Department of Arkansas Heritage include historic preservation, land protection and management as well as educational programming. **

*A.C.A. 15-12-101 through 15-12-103; 15-20-308,309
**A.C.A. 19-6-484; 19-6-301(193)

YearAcresDollars
2011 2,197.7 $1,661,762
2010 387.1 $689,859
2009 0.0 $36,110
2008 62.3 $213,890
Total2,647.1 $2,601,621

State Policy Framework

Substantial State Investment

Enable Local Financing

State Incentive for Local Land Conservation

Public-Private Partnerships

Conservation Tax Credits

Federal Partnerships

Some data was not provided on a yearly basis, but rather as an aggregate figure. In this case we have distributed total acres acquired and/or dollars spent evenly by year.