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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.

U.S. Government

Government Information -
U.S, House of Representatives -
U.S. Senate -
The White House -
Supreme Court -
Library of Congress -
U.S. Congress Legislative Information (THOMAS) -

U.S. Government Agencies

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) -
National Parks Service -
USDA Forest Service -
Ouachita NF -
Ozark-St. Francis -
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) - - Download free topo maps ...(Index)

Arkansas - Government

Arkansas State Government - - Government, business, education, jobs, services, visitors

Executive Offices - [Select Government > Executive Offices]

House of Representatives -

Senate - ...(Index)

Arkansas - Outdoors

State of Arkansas - - Events, maps (highway, hiking, etc.), outdoors, travel information

Highway Conditions - Construction Zones -

Arkansas State Parks - - Cabins, camping, lodges, events calendar, trails

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - - Natural Areas

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) News Releases, Hearing Notices, Info Requests
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Arkansas Geological Survey, 3815 West Roosevelt Road, Little Rock, AR 72204, Phone: 501-296-1877 - topo map sales

NOTE: The Arkansas Geological Survey still has printed copies of most USGS topo maps for Arkansas. For the half dozen or so that they do not have, they can print a copy from their computer file - same price but probably not the same quality as original USGS copies.

Arkansas Forestry Commission - - publishes book "Trees of Arkansas" - A new color edition of the book is now available for $5. (October 2014)

UofA Cooperative Extension Service - - 4-H, Master Gardeners

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - - Hunting & fishing, licenses, boating, wildlife species

- - - - - AGFC Nature Centers

Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center, Pine Bluff -

Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, Jonesboro -

Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, Fort Smith -

Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, Little Rock -

- - - - - AGFC Education Centers

Fred Berry Conservation Education Center on Crooked Creek, Yellville (east of Harrison) -

Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center, Columbus (west of Hope) -

Ponca Elk Education Center, Ponca (SW of Harrison) -

Potlatch Conservation Education Center at Cook’s Lake, Casscoe (east of Stuttgart) - ...(Index)

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

    Arkansas Public Policy Panel - [Citizens First Congress]
    The Nature Conservancy -
    The Nature Conservancy in Arkansas -
    Audubon -
    - - - Audubon Arkansas -
    - - - 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 -
    Arkansas Master Naturalists -
    - - - - - 2015 class applications now being accepted (Select: How do I join?)
    - - - - - Members perform volunteer service at state and regional parks
    Arkansas Native Plant Society -

    Buffalo River Watershed Alliance - ...(Index)

    non-Sierra Club Hiking/Outings Groups

    that may be of interest to some of our members:
    Ozark Society -
    Friends of the Ouachita Trail (FoOT) -
    Ozark Highlands Trail Association -
    Arkansas Canoe Club -
    Little Rock Hiking Meetup Group -
    Little Rock Ski Club - or
    NWA Hiking Group (Fayetteville) -
    Ouachita Mountain Hikers (Hot Springs) - - Commonly offers hikes on Thursdays & Saturdays
    Takahik River Valley Hikers -
    TrailBlazers Hiking Club (Fort Smith) -
    Arkansas Trails Council -
    - - - - - web site lists additional links to outdoors groups ...(Index)

    For Sierra Club sponsored outings and activities, check the Events tab

    Parks - Hiking - Trails - Information

    Arkansas State Parks - or (hiking books)
    South Fork Nature Center (Clinton) -
    Maps of Ouachita Trail, Ozark Highlands Trail, and Buffalo River Trail -
    Burns Park (North Little Rock) -
    North Little Rock Parks - map available at
    - All 33 neighborhood parks in the city are now open 6 am to 9 pm.

    New Hiking Book recently published: Guide to the Trails of Petit Jean State Park
    62 pgs by Matthew Moran, biology professor at Hendrix; $6.99 Amazon Kindle,
    $8.99 - Refer to the Conway Log Cabin Democrat 9/4/14, page 1, for a review of the book. ...The author is now working on another book: Big Woods of Arkansas. ...(Index)

    Wilderness First Aid (WFA) - Classes

    Approximate length and cost of wilderness first aid classes:
    Wilderness First Aid (WFA) - 2 days (16 hours) and $200
    Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) - 4 days (40 hours) and $400
    Wilderness First Responder (WFA) - 8 days (80 hours) and $600-1200
    Wilderness EMT (WEMT) - 16 days (200 hours) and $4000

    Wilderness First Aid Providers:

    National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Wilderness Medical Institute (WMI) - - Currently scheduled 2014 WMI WFA classes in Arkansas or neighboring states (as of 10/29/14): - 11/1-2 Houston, 11/8-9 Brentwood TN, 11/8-9 Austin TX, 11/15-16 Austin TX .....NOTE: WMI commonly has a WFA class in Fayetteville AR in February (not yet scheduled for 2015)

    Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO)
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    Wilderness Medical Associates -

    Condensed Wilderness First-Aid - Springfield, MO - one day 8/16/14 - $50,
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    American Red Cross first aid classes:
    First Aid, 3 hours, $70
    Adult CPR/AED, 2.5 hours, $70
    Adult First Aid/CPR/AED, 5 hours, $90
    Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, $110
    Wilderness and Remote First Aid, 16-hour
    Emergency Medical Response, 54-hour, $400
    First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor, 12-hour, $500
    Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Auto-Injector Online Course, $20
    First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches - Online Course, $50

    In Little Rock, the Red Cross has First Aid/CPR/AED classes scheduled on the following dates: Sa 11/1, Th 11/6, Sa 11/15. ...(Index)

    Cave and Trail Restrictions or Closures / Quarantines

    QUARANTINE ON MOVEMENT OF FIRE WOOD - Most of Southern Arkansas has recently been added to the Emerald Ash Borer quarantine area. Movement of any firewood out of the quarantine area is prohibited. The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive species (native to China) that has rapidly spread across much of the Central U.S. The movement of firewood is believed to be a significant factor in the beetle's rapid spread. The Emerald Ash Borer could eventually wipe out all ash trees in the U.S. For more information, check out this Fact Sheet.

    CAVE CLOSURES - 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.

    USFS Alerts/Closures/Public Notices:

    Ozark - St. Francis National Forests

    Ouachita National Forest -

    TRAIL CLOSURE - A length of the Ouachita Trail near the eastern end of Lake Maumelle has been closed for timber salvaging since the April 27 tornado in the area. This work was completed on October 9. Subsequent work by Friends of the Ouachita Trail (FoOT) has been completed and the trail has now been re-opened. For more information, go to

    LOCATION ADVISORIES - 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. ...(Index)

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