Natural Resources

Efficiently and responsibly managing and protecting our water and land resources for the sustainability, health, safety, and economic benefit of the State of Arkansas

General Description of Records & Databases

Public records are available under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act to the extent allowed by law.  These records include the following:

Conservation Section Records

  • Certified Nutrient Management Planner database
  • Certified Nutrient Management Applicator database
  • Registered Poultry Feeding Operations database
  • Beaver eradication funding records
  • Conservation district funding and activities records
  • Conservation district training records
  • Geographic information system files

Water Development

  • Project files
  • Loan and Grant Database for water development projects
  • Arkansas Water Plan compliance records

Water Management

  • Critical Groundwater Designation records
  • Groundwater monitoring database
  • Permitting and inspection records for dams
  • Non-Riparian water use application and permit records
  • Nonpoint source pollution project and funding records
  • Wetlands and riparian zones tax credit database
  • Wetlands Mitigation Bank program records
  • Arkansas Water Plan compliance records
  • Permitted dams database, excluding information subject to the public water system security exemption
  • Listing and database of communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program
  • Listing of floodplain managers 
  • Water Well Construction Report database
  • Water Well Contractor database including registered water well drillers, pump installers, and apprentices
  • Water well inspection reports and case files
  • Water Resource Conservation and Development Incentive Tax Credit application and approval records


  • Rule-making files
  • Creation of regional water distribution district files
  • Creation of water authority files
  • Administrative hearing and appeals files

Fiscal Section

  • Personnel records
  • Budget and procurement records
  • Equipment inventory records