Arkansas Forestry Commission

  • Agency: Arkansas Forestry Commission
  • Address: 3821 W Roosevelt Road, Little Rock, 72204 AR
  • Chief:
Phone: 501-296-1940

Arkansas Forestry Commission is located at 3821 W Roosevelt Road, Little Rock, 72204 AR. The Arkansas Forestry Commission phone number is 501-296-1940.

Arkansas Forestry Commission News

In his weekly radio address, Governor Asa Hutchinson highlights Arkansas's top industry - agriculture, which includes the forest industry - and the personnel across agencies within the Arkansas Agriculture Department that protect and support it. "Forestry Commission firefighters not only protect our forests, but also protect crops, livestock, and farm structures from wildfire," he says. Listen:

Three Burn Bans are now active in Arkansas in the following counties: Carroll, Fulton, and Searcy. Many areas are now under Moderate Wildfire Danger. Please be advised, gusty winds in many areas make outdoor burning dangerous today. Avoid burning if winds exceed 5-10 mph in your area. Report Wildfires: 1-800-468-8834. Stay updated:

Arbor Day celebrations and tree plantings continue across Arkansas. The Benton County crew planted a dogwood at Old High Middle School (pictured), and provided a box of trees to representatives of the Bella Vista Garden Club for 3rd grade students at Cooper Elementary. Arbor Day Foundation

For Spring Break, Arkansas kiddos enjoyed seeing Smokey Bear among animals and events at Little Rock Zoo. Thank you Zoo staff and Pulaski County personnel for partnering on a visit!

Boles VFD (Scott county) received a generator today through the Rural Fire Program. Chief Billy Biggs and crew are pictured at pickup, from Rural Fire Headquarters in Greenbrier. Learn more about program offerings & services:

Fulton County Ranger Troy Franks receives 20-year award from District Forester Marc Philips and Deputy State Forester Mark Cutrer. Congrats Troy, and thank you for all you do!

Forestry personnel were proudly part of an Arkansas Agriculture Day Proclamation Presentation from Governor Asa Hutchinson today at AAD Headquarters. “Our diverse agricultural production includes livestock, poultry, aquaculture, row crop, specialty crop, and forestry,” he said. “I join the President in recognizing the dedication and commitment of our agricultural producers within our state's largest industry." See full release:,_2018.pdf #NationalAgDay

Arkansas forests and forest industry are a proud part of our agricultural industry - which is Arkansas's top industry! We are home to 19.2 million acres of forestland, which comprises 57% of the state’s land area. The forest industry employs 28,057 Arkansans, and generates a total economic impact of $6.3 billion. Help spread the word for #NationalAgDay Agriculture Council of America: National Ag Day, Arkansas Forestry Association/AFA Education Foundation, Arkansas Agriculture Department

In honor of #ArkansasArborDay, a shade tree giveaway will take place at Higginson Park (White County) on Saturday. Learn more:

Five trees were planted today in Tuckerman (Jackson County) for the playground at Ida Graham park, honoring Arkansas Arbor Day. Trees were donated through Arkansas Community Trees Program, an effort of AFC's urban forestry staff for Tree City, USA communities. Arbor Day Foundation, Tuckerman, Arkansas

Use prescribed fire carefully today, humidity is moderate and vegetation is drying in some areas due to warm temps. N/NW/Central counties have moved to Moderate Wildfire Danger. Searcy and Carroll Counties remain the only active AR Burn Bans. Stay updated:

Searcy County is now under an active Burn Ban, increasing the state total to two (highlighted in red). Stay updated on Arkansas Burn Bans (which are declared by County Judges), here:

Remember, vegetation (mainly including grass, leaves, and brush) remains dry in many areas. Do not burn if winds exceed 5 mph, and if humidity is below 35%. One Arkansas Burn Ban remains active in Carroll County. NW/N counties remain under Moderate Wildfire Danger. Find Burning Safety Tips, here:,_Fact_Sheet,_2017.pdf

Forestry Officials Will Complete a Prescribed Burn at Brewer Lake (Conway County), today. Smoke may be visible from Morrilton, Menifee, Springfield, Greenbrier, and other populated areas in Conway and Faulkner Counties from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This is a hazard reduction burn to reduce flammable vegetation around the lake, which will increase wildfire safety for the area. Learn more:,_March_2018.pdf #GoodFires

Carroll County is now under an active Burn Ban. This is currently the only active Burn Ban in Arkansas, stay updated:

Give blood at an Arkansas Blood Institute location tomorrow, and also receive a free t-shirt AND tree seedling donated by AFC's Baucum Nursery, in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Russellville, Fort Smith, and Hot Springs. AFC personnel are pictured here delivering seedlings for distribution across the state.

Conditions are favorable today for safe, effective prescribed burns across the state. Report your prescribed burn, to help alert neighbors and populated areas of the possible presence of smoke, by calling: 1-800-830-8015. See prescribed burns reported to the Dispatch Center by private, state, and federal partners, agencies, and individuals, here:

Conditions are favorable in many Arkansas areas for safe prescribed burns. The Pulaski/Perry County Crews (pictured) work with landowners today to complete a prescribed burn on land damaged by tornadoes, to remove dead trees and stumps, and prepare the ground for new seedling growth. Learn more about the benefits of #GoodFires:,_Fact_Sheet,_2017.pdf

Wildfire Danger is Moderate for counties highlighted in yellow, and remains Low for areas in green. Conditions may be favorable in most areas for safe, effective prescribed burns. Remember to only burn if humidity is above 35%, and wind speeds remain below 5-10 mph. Stay updated on #GoodFires planned near you:

Fay Jones School Brought Focus to 'Mass Timber' with Professional Education Seminar, which included professionals from all aspects of the timber industry discussing the rapidly expanding field of mass timber design and construction, see:

Find AFC Wildland Classes this week in Mississippi, Saline, and Franklin Counties, see:

Each year, Fulton County residents gather in Mammoth Spring for a Blue Bird Workshop and Arbor Day event. Over 100 attended this year at Mammoth Spring State Park to build birdhouses and take home tree seedlings for planting (northern red oak seedlings from provided by our Baucum Nursery). Thank you to our AFC crews, city officials and The State Parks of Arkansas personnel for making this event possible. Arbor Day Foundation

Wildfire Danger remains at Moderate for NW/N Arkansas counties; there are no active Burn Bans. Ahead of rain predicted for this evening across the state, several prescribed burns are taking place today. Stay updated on #GoodFires planned near you:

On Friday, March 9, officials with The State Parks of Arkansas and the Agriculture Department’s Forestry Commission completed a 170-acre prescribed burn at Petit Jean Mountain State Park. The burn improved wildfire safety along Red Bluff Drive on the west side of the mountain. Prescribed fire is used by private, state, and federal agencies to accomplish various management goals including added wildfire safety, wildlife habitat improvement, renewed seedling growth, and more. See full release:

AFC and The State Parks of Arkansas officials light a prescribed burn at Petit Jean Mnt. State Park, along Red Bluff Drive, to improve wildfire safety across the top of the mountain. Prescribed fires are planned to burn strategically, and with low intensity, as seen here: