Sixty-one percent (61%) of all Arkansans drink water that originates in forested watersheds. Maintaining healthy forests is the best protection that we can provide for our water.
The Arkansas Forests and Drinking Water Collaborative is supported by the Southeastern Partnership for Forests and Water, a partnership effort of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities and the U.S. Forest Service
3rd Statewide Forests and Drinking Water Forum – Focus on Action
Nov. 4 and 5, 2019 at the Lodge on Mount Magazine
The objective of the forum is to have open discussion on how we can help protect sources of public drinking water supplies and support the forest sector. A special emphasis will be made on the opportunities provided by the 2018 Farm Bill source water protection provisions and the 2019 update of Arkansas’ Forest Action Plan. There will be extensive open discussion about our roles, responsibilities, needs and limitations. Participants will be given opportunity to forge local water and forest partnerships to protect forests and water resources.