The Arkansas Department of Agriculture announced that Governor Hutchinson has appointed Chris Colclasure as director of its Natural Resources Division.
“Chris will make an outstanding addition to the Department of Agriculture. His experience with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission provides him with a beneficial skillset to lead the Natural Resources Division. I’m excited for him and the Department of Agriculture,” said Governor Hutchinson.
Commenting on his new position, Colclasure stated, “It is an absolute honor to be appointed to serve as the director of the Natural Resources Division. I have always appreciated and respected the role and services that this agency provides to our public. I am excited about the opportunity and look forward to working with the staff, commissioners, and partners on the many natural resource challenges in our state.”
Colclasure most recently served as deputy director at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Prior to joining the Game and Fish Commission, he served in several capacities at the Natural Heritage Commission for 14 years, including as director from 2013 to 2016. Colclasure has more than 21 years of experience in Arkansas state government.