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Arkansas Natural Resources Commission


The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) adopts, modifies, and enforces rules related to water conservation, development, management, and planning. The Natural Resources Division administers rules promulgated by the ANRC. Members are appointed by the Governor and serve five-year terms.

Act 691 of the 2023 legislative session required the ANRC to assume responsibilities that formerly fell to the Commission on Water Well Construction (CWWC), which was abolished, and created a committee to make recommendations to the ANRC on matters formerly under the CWWC. Act 691 also revised the membership of the ANRC to ensure that at least two of the nine members will be licensed water well contractors. Act 691 also directed the Natural Resources Commission to assume the power and duties of the Board of Registration for Professional Soil Classifiers, which was abolished. The legislation also mandated that the Red River Commission will be a committee of the Natural Resources Commission until July 1, 2026, at which time it will be abolished.

Board Members

NameLocationCongressional DistrictTerm
Roy ReavesRussellville32024
James AndersonScott22025
Will BrewerParagould12025
Eddie GloverConway22026
Jamie BurrFarmington32026
William AndersonDeValls Bluff12027
JoAnne BushLake Village42028
Bill PoynterTexarkana42029
Bruce LeggittGreenbrier22030

Previous Meeting Information - Arkansas Natural Resources Commission

2024 Meetings



2023 Meetings




Previous Meeting Information - Arkansas Water Well Committee

2023 Meetings