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Playground, quail pen natural additions to northwest Arkansas nature center

Sept. 28, 2022

SPRINGDALE — Visitors to the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center will see some new additions in the coming weeks, supported by the Ozark Natural Sciences Center, the Walton Family Foundation and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Workshop on wildlife rehabilitation planned in Northwest Arkansas

Feb. 4, 2022

SPRINGDALE — Dr. Jenn Ballard, state wildlife veterinarian for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will host a free one-day workshop for anyone interested in learning about wildlife rehabilitation and the rules concerning rehabilitating native animals in Arkansas at 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 26, at the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center.

Ozark Highlands Nature Center earns national recognition

Jan. 5, 2022

SPRINGDALE — The J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center and Split Rock Studios were honored by the National Association of Interpretation with a second-place national showing at the organization’s 2021 professional awards ceremony held in December.

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

June 7, 2021

You are hereby notified that Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet on the following dates and times to consider any business that may be brought before the Commission. Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held at the AGFC offices, 2 Natural Resources Dr. in Little Rock.

Northwest Arkansas nature center opens squirrel season with hunting contest

May 11, 2021

SPRINGDALE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host its inaugural Big Squirrel Classic squirrel-hunting derby May 15 at the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center in northwest Arkansas. The squirrel-hunting contest is a free celebration of the opening of squirrel season in The Natural State.

Ozark Highlands Nature Center opens in Northwest Arkansas

Dec. 10, 2020

SPRINGDALE – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unveiled its fifth and largest nature center to date in the heart of Northwest Arkansas in front of a small in-person gathering and for countless others attending via Facebook. The J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center stands as the crown jewel in the AGFC’s network of education facilities throughout the state, and will begin to welcome guests into its exhibit area beginning tomorrow morning by scheduled appointment.

Commission authorizes funding for critical habitat-enhancement projects

Dec. 10, 2020

SPRINGDALE – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission authorized $760,000 to be allocated to five engineering projects vital for fish and wildlife conservation during today’s meeting. The meeting took place at the newly constructed J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center, preceding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the location.