District Programs

Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP):AWEP promotes ground and surface water conservation and improves water quality by helping farmers and ranchers implement agricultural water enhancement activities. Click here to view a map of priority areas, where there is a severe area of decline in the state of Arkansas. NRCS has agreed to partner with the White River Irrigation District in implementing this program, which allows the Federal Government to leverage investments in natural resources conservation. Please click here for more information concerning this program.

Backyard Conservation Program: Through its partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Pulaski Conservation District provides technical assistance to urban and rural residents concerning issues such as backyard ponds, backyard wetlands, composting, mulching, nutrient management, pest management, backyard terracing, tree planting, water conservation, wildlife habitat, and French drains. Please click here for more information concerning this program.

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP): EQIP is a voluntary conservation program that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as compatible National goals. Through EQIP, farmers and ranchers receive financial and technical help to install or implement conservation practices on eligible agricultural land. To learn more about this program, please click here.

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP): WHIP is a voluntary program that encourages creation of high quality wildlife habitats that support wildlife populations of National, State, Tribal, and local significance. WHIP provides technical and financial assistance to landowners and others to develop upland, wetland, riparian and aquatic habitat areas on their property. Please click here for more information about this program.

Wetland Reserves Program (WRP): WRP is a voluntary program that provides technical and financial assistance to eligible landowners to address wetland, wildlife habitat, soil, water, and related natural resource concerns on private land in an environmentally beneficial and cost effective manner. The program provides an opportunity for landowners to receive financial incentives to enhance wetlands in exchange for retiring marginal land from agriculture. Please click here for more information about this program.

Education: The district has made education a priority. Many activities are held throughout the year, including: Poster Contest for grades K-12, Envirothon and Scholarship Contest for high school students, Earth Day activities, Conservation Education for teachers. At Kids Korner, tools and activities can be found for students and teachers alike. For more information on these educational events, please click here.

Water Use Registration: Act 154 of 1991 requires all surface and ground water users to be assessed an annual $10 water use fee per registered relift or well excluding water withdrawn for household use. The irrigation water use can be registered at the district office October 1 through March 1 of each year for the previous cropping season.

Maps: Being an urban county, many requests are made of the district for public viewing of topographical, aerial, flood, and wetland maps. Office aerial maps include 1967 and 1990 flights. There is no cost for 8x11 letter size copies. Soil survey books for Pulaski County are also available atno cost. Please call or come by the District office so that we can hand you out a map.

Beaver Control: The Conservation District Beaver Control Program is administered by the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission through Arkansas. The bounty for Beaver tails is $10 in Pulaski County. For more information about the Beaver Control Program please call our district office. Beaver Day is the last Wednesday of each month.

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August 2013 Newsletter

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