2018 Arkansas Code
Title 22 - Public Property
Chapter 5 - State Lands Generally
Subchapter 5 - Acquisition of Forestland
§ 22-5-508. Management of forests
(a) It shall be the duty of the State Forester, in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter, the rules and regulations promulgated by the Arkansas Forestry Commission, and approved methods of forestry, to manage, control, protect, develop, utilize, and handle the lands in the state forests in such a manner as to best serve the greatest permanent advantage to the people of this state.
(b) Where lands in the state forests are suited for demonstration and education purposes, the commission shall promulgate plans and procedures by which agricultural youth organizations may take an active part in assisting in carrying out the development, control, utilization, and experimentation provided for by this subchapter.
(c) In the same manner as state school lands, forestlands may be leased by the commission for grazing, for the production of oil, gas, and other mineral or substances, and for other uses where the commission finds leasing and use will not militate against the purposes of this subchapter.