Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc. sponsored a four-day tour in collaboration with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative, and the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District (Lower Ark). The goal of the tour was to expose agricultural producers from the Lower Arkansas Valley to progressive soil health techniques being utilized by South Dakota producers.
In 2015, our affiliate, the Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative (ARWC) was created as a subcommittee of Arkansas Basin Roundtable. From July to October of 2016, this watershed faced three major wildfires (Hayden Pass, Junkins, and Beulah) with burn scars totaling over 40,000 acres. ARWC, with the support of COCO, immediately began post-fire and flood mitigation work in all areas.