In December 2022, then Go.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders (left) announced her plan to nominate Mike Mills (right) as secretary of the Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Sanders names interim secretary of Parks, Heritage and Tourism on departure of Mike Mills

BY: - June 5, 2023

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday named State Parks Director Shea Lewis as interim secretary of the Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. Lewis replaces Mike Mills, founder of the Buffalo Outdoor Center in Newton County and a member of the department’s outdoor tourism board. Mills leaves the administration after less than six months. No official […]

USDA to use outdoor recreation to boost economy around national forests, grasslands

BY: - January 30, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture began planning this month to develop outdoor recreation opportunities near national forests and grasslands, part of a broader Biden administration push to help communities reap economic rewards from the growing recreation sector. Three USDA agencies — the U.S. Forest Service, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and […]