Greene County Conservation District

One very unique aspect of the relationship between the Greene County Conservation District and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is the locally led conservation effort. The conservation district, through convening a local workgroup of federal, state, county, and local government representatives is an integral part of determining where federal conservation dollars are spent in the county. Through the assistance in developing priorities, ranking criteria and eligible conservation practices the local work group has a major influence on NRCS conservation programs. The general public, through their contact with members of this local work group can have their concerns heard through this process. 

Conservation districts are political subdivisions of the State of Arkansas. They are a creation of popular vote of resident landowners for the purpose of conserving our land and water resources as authorized by Act No. 197 of the Arkansas General Assembly of 1937; the Nation's first conservation district law.

Conservation districts are local governments at work and their specific responsibility is management of our soil and water resources. The idea behind their formation is to keep decision making on soil and water conservation matters at the local level. Each district is governed by a board of five directors who serve without pay. Two directors are appointed by the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission and three are elected by resident landowners.


Contact Greene County Conservation District


Contact Greene County Conservation District

Jennifer Graves
District Secretary
206 North Rockingchair Road
Room A
Paragould, Arkansas  72450
Phone: (870) 236-2446
Fax: (870) 239-9129


 

Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Greene County, Arkansas