Natural Resources

Natural Resources

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Although Arkansas is known as the “Natural State,” one of the State’s oldest problems is how to achieve effective management of its natural resources. Today, the greatest challenges for clients who rely upon the State’s natural resources for business, recreation and enjoyment are ever changing state and federal legislation, increasing regulatory control and competing interests for rights to harvest, cultivate, extract and market diminishing natural resources. Whether a client is in need of advice regarding water, oil, natural gas, timber rights or other naturally occurring resources, our attorneys have the skills to effectively guide clients through complex legal, financial, practical and political issues.

In recent years, our attorneys have advised clients on a variety of issues, such as acquisition of water rights from the federal government and private landowners, rights and responsibilities relating to natural gas production, environmental concerns and watershed protection. We have also advised clients concerning their rights and obligations under federal, state and local laws and our attorneys can help navigate through complex natural resource related legal problems.