Beautiful Buffalo River Initiative
As a result of continuing public concerns about the threat to the Buffalo National River posed by C&H Hog Farms, on September 30, 2016 Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the creation of the Beautiful Buffalo River Initiative and the Buffalo River Action Committee, comprised of heads of 5 state agencies, to explore ways to provide better protection to the river. Governor Hutchinson said he had "received more letters and calls about the Buffalo than any other issue since taking office". One component of the BBRI is the Watershed Management Plan.
ADEQ BBRI Web Page, created October 26, 2016
Governor Asa Hutchinson announces Buffalo River Action Committee Youtube video 9/30/2016
Governor's Directive for Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee, Sept 30, 2016
ADEQ First Draft EPA FY 2016 Grant Workplan, June 16, 2016
ADEQ Draft EPA FY 2016 Grant Workplan to implement Scope Of Work Oct. 18, 2016
Revised Budget for EPA Grant
Buffalo River Watershed Management Plan
Arkansaswater.org Website where watershed management plan meetings, reports, etc are posted.
Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee (BBRAC) schedules first meeting, December 8, 2016, to develop a Buffalo River Watershed Management Plan. Read the Press Release here. November 8, 2016.
Final Draft of WMP, December 15, 2017 (600+ pages)