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.
New Videos & Fact Sheet on Forestry and Water: The Southern Group of State Foresters and the Southeastern Partnership for Forests and Water have released a new video series regarding forests and source water protection. You can find them here! There is also an informational fact sheet available here and an infographic.
Arkansas Forests and Drinking Water Collaborative Coordinator
Arkansas Forestry Division is searching for a part-time Coordinator for the Arkansas Forests and Drinking Water Collaborative. The position will work under a professional service contract with the Forestry Division, funded through a US Forest Service Landscape Scale Restoration Grant supporting the Southeastern Partnership for Forests and Water. Funding for this position extends through mid-2022, but fundraising is necessary to ensure
ongoing support for this position.
The Arkansas Forests and Drinking Water Collaborative was created in 2015 with the recognition that 61 percent of all Arkansans drink water that originates in forested watersheds, that forests are the best land use for protecting drinking water quality and quantity, and maintaining healthy forests is the best protection we can provide for our drinking water.
The Coordinator supports the Collaborative and the Collaborative’s Steering Committee in identifying project opportunities, sharing critical information, holding meetings, seeking funding, and a variety of other work.
Key Competencies – You Are:
A people person and relationship-focused
Comfortable “driving the bus” and leading a dedicated team of experts
A quick and creative thinker
Skilled facilitating meetings and giving presentations
Skilled in fundraising and grant writing
An excellent writer and communicator
Organized, efficient, detail-oriented, independent, and a self-starter
Skilled in the Microsoft Office suite of software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Comfortable using the Zoom meeting application
Carefully review the detailed Coordinator job description/scope of work
Submit a current resumé, cover letter, hourly rate, and references to Chandler Barton, Arkansas Forestry Division, at Chandler.Barton@agriculture.arkansas.gov