Elk River Basin - Watershed Projects &
Soil Conservation Projects
A soil conservation project called SALT (Special Area Land Treatment) is currently being
started in the Elk River Watershed. This
program is funded by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and run by the local
Soil and Water District; it works with landowners to reduce erosion by improving land
management practices. These projects focus on
restoration through alternative cattle watering and grazing plans that reduce their impact
on the riparian zone*
of rivers and to reduce the quantity of agricultural related non-point source pollution.
Similar projects can be found at the following
*riparian zone: an area along the banks of a river or stream
There are currently four watershed groups that are active within the Elk River Basin.
These include the following:
Elk River Watershed
PO Box 336
Pineville MO 64856
Contact: Drew Holt
Arkansas Watershed Advisory Group
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72218
Phone: (501) 682-0012
The Arkansas Watershed Advisory Group assists interested citizens and organizations by
promoting local voluntary approaches to watershed management and conservation. Arkansas
Watershed Planning Guide due out Summer 2003 Through grants have helped coordinate
watershed awareness events, TMDL workshops, assisted in forming citizen-based watershed
groups statewide and host a statewide watershed conference.
Grand Falls Group
Contact: Ronald U Phelps
5598 Riverside Dr
Joplin, MO 64804
This group focuses on litter control on a part of Shoal Creek known as Grand Falls.
Wyandotte Schools Stream Team
Contact Address: c/o Wyandotte Public Schools
Wyandotte, OKLAHOMA 74370
Phone: (918) 678-2222
Activity: Education Project/Program
Description: Part of a statewide nonpoint source pollution education program which
includes monthly site monitoring plus semi-annual habitat and macroinvertebrate
assessments. Local team also conducts educational field days for elementary students.