Mission Statement: The Lawrence County Conservation District office exists to serve the community concerning conservation issues. We stand for the wise use of soil, water, and related resources on every acre of land. We work hand in hand with Natural Resource Conservation Service concerning these conservation practices.
1100 West Main Street
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
(870) 886-7791 x-3
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Since 1997 the State of Arkansas has funded the beaver bounty program. This program is designed to encourage beaver trapping due to the dams they build which block the flow of water in ditches and streams, causing water to flood onto farm fields and public roadways.
Beaver harvesters in Lawrence County may turn in beaver tails to the LCCD office in return for beaver bounty. The bounty will only be paid to beaver trapped within Lawrence County, and harvesters must present a valid trapping permit and photo identification.
There is a limit of 20 beaver per trapper per quarter. The district pays $10 per beaver. Payments are made until funding is depleted.
From January 1st to March 31st, all poultry farm operators with 2,500 or more birds must register annually. Each producer in Lawrence County must register through this office.
There is a $10 registration fee per operation
Information collected but not limited to:
Water Use Registration
Arkansas Natural Resource Commission and the Lawrence County Conservation District work together to collect water usage information. The Arkansas' Water Use Registration Program provides protection to an equitable amount water in times of shortage. The data from the registration program helps manage the State's water resources, especially in heavily pumped regions like the Alluvium aquifer in the eastern part of the state.
In accordance with Arkansas laws, any non-domestic groundwater user that has the potential to withdraw at least 50,000 gallons per day or any surface water user that withdraws 1 acre per foot or greater per year must report their water usage and pay a $10 fee per withdraw site.
Registration period is from October 1st through March 1st, yearly.
Failure to register will result in fines. See "Delinquent Registration" below.
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