AUFC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of urban and community trees. The origin of the Forestry Council goes back to the 1990 Farm Bill, which substantially increased funding for state urban forestry initiatives.
To manage these funds effectively, the Arkansas Forestry Commission created an advisory committee on urban forestry issues. In 1993, the committee took the name “Arkansas Urban and Community Forestry Council” and established an independant board of directors. In 1996, the IRS granted AUCFC 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Later, AUCFC became the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council.
The Council’s role is to educate and promote good urban forest policies and management principles to Arkansas’ communities. AUFC works at local, regional and state levels with citizens and public officials alike on important natural resource and tree care issues.
The nonprofit organization exists to provide assistance to the citizens of Arkansas on matters related to the conservation and improvement of the state’s urban and community forests.