Buffalo River Watershed Management Plan Final Draft

The final draft Buffalo River Watershed Management Plan (Plan) has been uploaded to the following website:


The draft Plan will be available for stakeholder review until January 15, 2018, and subsequently submitted to EPA for acceptance. EPA “accepts” the plan as opposed to “approving” it because there are no proposed mandatory regulations in this plan. Following EPA acceptance, the watershed management plan will be available to guide implementation of management practices and activities within the Buffalo River watershed.

Please keep in mind that this is not a “formal regulatory comment process” because the Watershed Plan is not a “regulatory” document. The recommendations it contains are strictly voluntary.

The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission sincerely appreciates the citizens who attended the four meetings in Marshall and Jasper during the past 12 months and all the organizations and individuals who provided comments to help with the Plan’s development.

For more information, contact:

ANRC, (501) 682 3914; Tony Ramick, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
FTN Associates, (501) 225 7779; Terry Horton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


  • Clean Water Act Section 303(d) Impaired Waters Data Update here
  • Arkansas’s Final/ Draft Impaired Waterbodies – 303(d) List by Year here
  • AR Water Newsletter, Summer, 2015 here
  • NPS Management Plan here
  • The projects presented at the 2015 annual NPS conference are located here

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