Watershed Conservation Resource Center

The primary activity of the organization is to provide technical and planning services for the protection, conservation, and restoration of watershed resources for the well being of communities and society.

The Watershed Conservation Resource Center (WCRC) provides specialized assistance concerning watershed resource issues to a variety of organizations including; watershed groups; local, state and federal governments; non-profit organizations; conservation districts; and other entities that request assistance.

The diverse environmental background and experience of the staff enable the WCRC to provide a wide range of technical and planning support.

WCRC is working with the University of Arkansas Community Design Center (UACDC) who was awarded a National Endowment of Arts grant to develop a Public Access Master Plan. news.uark.edu/articles

The UACDC developed the design for WCRC’s vision, The River Institute of Northwest Arkansas. To read more on The River Institute, please follow this link The River Institute of NWA – Donate

WCRC is featured in the News Release from USDA-ARKANSAS, (See the 3rd entry),

WCRC featured in NWA Democrat/Gazette, September 22, 2020 issue, Rod and reel research: Project aims to improve water quality in stream 

WCRC’s Tyler Anderson in NWA Democrat/Gazette photos during the 15th Annual West Fork of the White River Cleanup.


Pictured to the right: Mullins Branch project on the University of Arkansas Campus

Arkansas Game and Fish 2019 Conservation Award

Arkansas Game and Fish 2019 Conservation Award


Pictured to the left:  Watershed Conservation Resource Center receiving the Arkansas Game and Fish 2019 Conservation Award

Left to Right: Pat Fitts/Director AGFC, Sandi Formica/Exec. Director WCRC, Matt Van Eps/Assoc. Director WCRC, Ford Overton/Commission Chairman AGFC 2012-2019.

Our Services

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  • Stream Restoration Design
  • Stream Restoration Construction Oversight
  • Stream Morphology Surveying
  • Streambank Erosion Monitoring
  • Watershed Assessments
  • Water quality monitoring
  • GIS mapping and natural resource database development

Upcoming Events

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    WE ARE HOSTING the Applied Fluvial Geomorphology Course taught by Dave Rosgen - NOV 1-5, 2021 (re-scheduled from Nov. 2020) Register Online at Wildland Hydrology
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