Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
The commission establishes policy and makes funding and regulatory decisions relative to soil conservation, nutrient management, water rights, dam safety and water resources planning and development. The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission is composed of nine members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The members serve staggered seven-year terms of office. Each of Arkansas's four congressional districts is represented by two commissioners with the ninth commissioner holding an at-large position. The Executive Director is appointed by, and serves at the will of, and reports to the Governor. Commission employees are divided into three major sections, Conservation, Water Resources Development and Water Resources Management, which are assisted by the Administrative and Fiscal Sections.