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Welcome to WAMN

Western Arkansas is a land of variety. Running down its center is the Arkansas River, surrounded by bottomlands and rolling hills. To the north are steep valleys cut into the Ozark plateaus. To the south are the jagged rocks of the ancient Ouachita Mountains. Each section has its characteristic prairies, forests, marshes, rivers, and mountains with their own plants, animals and ecosystems. Overlaying all of that is its long history - the mound cultures over a millennium ago, land-clearing for lumber and large farms in the last few centuries, the Trail of Tears, Judge Parker enforcing law on fugitives hiding in Indian Territory. The story continues right up to the challenges of urbanization today.

Western Arkansas Master Naturalists band together to study this land, contribute to its conservation, and share our knowledge with our community.  Many hands make light work, it is said, and work is light indeed with such an excellent group of companions.  Join the band and become part of a group working to make a difference.

A new website!

It’s a new, clean look for Arkansas Master Naturalist.  The previous website carried us along but this one is more user-friendly, especially for those who have to work under the hood, and provides more features.  You'll like it! 

WAMNers, the first thing to do as a new user is to set up your personal profile.  Go to the "Getting started on the website" section of the FAQ page for tips on how to do that.  Next explore the available pages (more will appear as the rollout progresses).  Events for June are on the calendar so you can practice searching and filtering.  Subscribe to any Forum thread that interests you.  A work group for Stream Team is listed under Committees; sign up if you want to be included in ST emails.  What about logging our hours, you ask?   That also is on the FAQ page.   You can find more details on events and hours in the user's manual.

Poke around, keep an eye for new items on the website, and be alert for emails announcing new features.  It's a work in progress so send in suggestions for new pages and other improvements.

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What can you do with WAMN?

  • Work for prairie preservation with Ben Geren Regional Park.

  • Volunteer at Janet Huckabee River Valley Nature Area
  • Monitor water quality with the Stream Team.

  • Seed-gather, clear privet, and clean up trash at Cherokee Prairie Nature Area with Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission.

  • Document nature as a Citizen Scientist

  • Share our knowledge of the land by way of presentations, table-top activities, and nature classes.

  • Support each other as we develop our individual projects.

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Upcoming WAMN Events
Upcoming WAMN Events
Click here to see upcoming WAMN events.

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Contact WAMN
Contact WAMN
Want to contact Western Arkansas Master Naturalists?
- Email
- Leave a comment on the Facebook page at
- Call 479-274-0471

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We’d love to have you join WAMN and you will enjoy being part of the group.  There’s something about people who want to learn and who are willing to work for a cause.  A common saying is, you’ll join for the classes but stay for the people. 

You’ll start as a Naturalist in Training and graduate from classes as a Master Naturalist.  You can read details in the FAQ section.  Class sessions begin in January of each year but you are welcome to join any time.



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