Founded in 2016, the ANHC’s Adopt a Natural Area Program (ANAP) encourages groups to sign up to adopt a local natural area as stewards, helping conduct volunteer events, and stewardship work, monitoring species, and assisting with one-time projects and research. The program also gives the ANHC local “boots on the ground” at our natural areas that can be called on to quickly respond to any immediate concerns.
To date, 10 groups and two individuals have adopted 19 of the ANHC’s natural areas. The ANHC would like to recognize:
- Beaver Watershed Alliance, adoption of Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Area
- David Beasley, adoption of Chesney Prairie Natural Area
- Diamond Lakes Master Naturalists, adoption of Middle Fork Barrens and Terre Noire natural areas
- Drew County Master Gardeners, adoption of Warren Prairie Natural Area
- Ennis Cave Conservancy, adoption of Foushee Cave Natural Area
- Foothills Arkansas Master Naturalists, adoption of Cove Creek Natural Area
- Illinois River Watershed Partnership, adoption of Cave Springs Cave Natural Area
- Linda Glass, adoption of Baker Prairie Natural Area
- Arkansas State University, Natural History Collections Curation Club, adoption of St. Francis Sunken Lands Natural Area
- Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists, adoption of Chesney Prairie, Devil’s Eyebrow, Kings River Falls, Sweden Creek Falls, and Searles Prairie natural areas
- University of Central Arkansas, Biology Club, adoption of Cove Creek Natural Area
- Western Arkansas Master Naturalists, adoption of Cherokee Prairie and H.E. Flanagan Prairie natural areas
If you or a group you belong to would like to adopt a natural area, go to http://www.naturalheritage.com/Get-Involved/adopt-an-area-program-group-interest-form and fill out the interest form, send email to [email protected] , or call 501.324.9619 for more information.