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The following organizations/web sites/information are not sponsored nor administered by the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club has no information about the planning of these organizations and makes no representations or warranties about the quality, safety, supervision or management of the information. They are published only as a reader service because they may be of interest to the readers of this publication. This listing is an incomplete selection of web sites that will likely be changed from time to time. At this time, URLs are provided for most sites rather than direct links.

Click on a category to see associated contact information:

  • U.S. Government
  • U.S. Government Agencies
  • Arkansas - Government
  • Arkansas - Outdoors
  • non-Government Agencies
  • non-Sierra Club Hiking/Outings Groups
  • Hiking Trails - Information
  • Wilderness First Aid - Classes
  • Cave and Trail Restrictions or Closures
  • U.S. Government

    Government Information - http://www.info.gov/
    U.S, House of Representatives - http://www.house.gov/
    U.S. Senate - http://www.senate.gov/
    The White House - http://www.whitehouse.gov/
    Supreme Court - http://www.supremecourt.gov/
    Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/
    U.S. Congress Legislative Information (THOMAS) - http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php (TOP)

    U.S. Government Agencies

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - http://www.epa.gov/
    National Parks Service - nps.gov
    USDA Forest Service - http://www.fs.fed.us/
    Ouachita NF - http://www.fs.usda.gov/ouachita
    Ozark-St. Francis - http://www.fs.usda.gov/osfnf/
    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) - usgs.gov - Download free topo maps (TOP)

    Arkansas - Government

    Arkansas State Government - ar.gov - Government, business, education, jobs, services, visitors
    Executive Offices - ar.gov [Select Government > Executive Offices]
    House of Representatives - arkansashouse.org/
    Senate - arkansas.gov/senate/ (TOP)

    Arkansas - Outdoors

    State of Arkansas - arkansas.com/ - Events, maps (highway, hiking, etc.), outdoors, travel information
    Arkansas State Parks - arkansasstateparks.com/ - Cabins, camping, lodges, events calendar, trails
    Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - naturalheritage.com/ - Natural Areas
    Arkansas Geological Survey, 3815 West Roosevelt Road, Little Rock, AR 72204, Phone: 501-296-1877 - topo map sales
    Arkansas Forestry Commission - forestry.arkansas.gov - publishes book "Trees of Arkansas"
    UofA Cooperative Extension Service - uaex.edu - 4-H, Master Gardeners
    Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - AGFC.com - Hunting & fishing, licenses, boating, wildlife species

    - - - - - AGFC Nature Centers

    Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center, Pine Bluff - deltarivers.com/
    Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, Jonesboro - crowleysridge.org/
    Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, Fort Smith - rivervalleynaturecenter.com/
    Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, Little Rock - centralarkansasnaturecenter.com/

    - - - - - AGFC Education Centers

    Fred Berry Conservation Education Center on Crooked Creek, Yellville (east of Harrison) - www.fredberrycec.com
    Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center, Columbus (west of Hope) - www.grandviewprairiecec.com
    Ponca Elk Education Center, Ponca (SW of Harrison) - www.poncaeec.com
    Potlatch Conservation Education Center at Cook’s Lake, Casscoe (east of Stuttgart) - www.cookslakecec.com (TOP)

    non-Government Organizations

    Arkansas Public Policy Panel - arpanel.org [Citizens First Congress]
    The Nature Conservancy - nature.org
    The Nature Conservancy in Arkansas - http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/arkansas/
    Audubon - audubon.org/
    - - - Audubon Arkansas - ar.audubon.org
    - - - Audubon Arkansas, 4500 Springer Blvd., Little Rock, AR 72206, (501) 244-2229 tel, (501) 244 2231 fax
    - - - Audubon Arkansas NW Field Office, 34 E. Center Street, Suite A, Fayetteville, AR 72701, (479) 527-0700, (479) 527-0701
    Arkansas Master Gardeners - uaex.edu/yard-garden/master-gardeners/
    Arkansas Master Naturalists - home.arkansasmasternaturalists.org/ - Members perform volunteer service at state and regional parks
    Arkansas Native Plant Society - anps.org (TOP)

    non-Sierra Club Hiking/Outings Groups

    that may be of interest to some of our members:
    Ozark Society - ozarksociety.net/
    Friends of the Ouachita Trail (FoOT) - http://friendsot.org/
    Ozark Highlands Trail Association - ozarkhighlandstrail.com/
    Arkansas Canoe Club - http://www.arkansascanoeclub.com/
    Little Rock Hiking Meetup Group - meetup.com/LRHikingAR/
    Little Rock Ski Club - LRSnowSki.com or www.meetup.com/LRSnowSki/
    NWA Hiking Group (Fayetteville) - meetup.com/nwahiking/
    Ouachita Mountain Hikers (Hot Springs) - omhikers.net/
    Takahik River Valley Hikers - takahik.com/
    TrailBlazers Hiking Club (Fort Smith) - thcfs.com/
    Arkansas Trails Council - http://www.arkansastrailscouncil.com/ - web site lists additional links to outdoors groups (TOP)

    Hiking Trails - Information

    Arkansas State Parks - arkansasstateparks.com/
    hikearkansas.com/
    trails.com or trails.com/stateactivity.aspx?area=10007
    alltrails.com/us/arkansas
    timernst.com (hiking books)
    buffaloriver.com/top-hiking-trails/
    South Fork Nature Center (Clinton) - southforknaturecenter.org/
    Maps of Ouachita Trail, Ozark Highlands Trail, and Buffalo River Trail - ouachitamaps.com/
    Burns Park (North Little Rock) - http://www.nlrpr.org/parks.php (TOP)

    Wilderness First Aid - Classes

    Condensed Wilderness First-Aid - Springfield, MO - one day 8/16/14 - $50, http://hikingtheozarks.com/event/wilderness-first-aid-2/
    National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Wilderness Medical Institute - http://www.nols.edu/wmi/
    Wilderness Medical Associates - wildmed.com
    Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) - http://www.soloschools.com/index.cfm?event=courses.show&ctid=1 (TOP)

    Cave and Trail Restrictions or Closures

    Burns Park Closure - On Tuesday 7/29, the connection between Arkansas River Trail and the new Shilcutt Bayou Bridge closed to install new pavement. The old wooden bridge will then be closed at least temporarily.

    USFS Alerts/Closures/Public Notices:
    Ozark - St. Francis National Forests - http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/osfnf/alerts-notices
    Ouachita National Forest - http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/ouachita/alerts-notices

    The Regional Forester for the Southern Region of the U.S. Forest Service has extended the closure order for all caves and mines on National Forest system lands until 2019 to help prevent the spread of white-nose syndrome, a disease fatal for many species of bats.
    In Arkansas’ national forests, all caves are closed, with the exception of Blanchard Springs Caverns in Stone County.

    Outings Leaders planning trips to other states can find other trail restrictions on the Club web site under Location Advisories.
    As of mid-2014, such advisories exist only for Arizona and Illinois. (TOP)


    Last updated 07/26/2014

     


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