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AGFC habitat crews busy at Beaver

Dec. 15, 2021

ROGERS — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews used chainsaws to gnaw down nearly 900 invasive cedar trees during the last two weeks and recycled them into valuable fish habitat at Beaver Lake in northwest Arkansas.

Reserve your trip to the AGFC’s newest nature center

Dec. 9, 2020

SPRINGDALE — With its much-anticipated grand opening this Friday, the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center is sure to become another must-see venue in Northwest Arkansas. While the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission anticipates well over 100,000 visitors per year at the new center, social-distancing measures must be kept in place during the current pandemic. 

Ozark Highlands Nature Center set to open

Dec. 2, 2020

SPRINGDALE — After more than four years of planning, preparation and construction, the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center will open its doors to the public this month.

Elementary-student designed mural at northwest Arkansas nature center

Nov. 12, 2020

SPRINGDALE – Art Feeds and T.G. Smith Elementary, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will unveil a special mural at the newly constructed J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center in Springdale at 1 p.m. November 13.

Dunlap to deliver wildlife resources to teachers through northwest Arkansas nature center

Aug. 12, 2020

SPRINGDALE — Teachers in northwest Arkansas will have a new resource available for class programming and field trips when the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center opens this fall, and some may recognize a familiar name when they call to ask about resources available to help them educate the next generation of hunters, anglers and other conservationists. Steve Dunlap, a 17-year veteran of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Education Division was recently chosen to lead educational programming for the center as well as outreach in the region.

AGFC announces director of new northwest Arkansas nature center

July 1, 2020

SPRINGDALE — Exhibits are under construction and the landscaping is still underway, but when the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center opens this fall, it will already have 25 years of experience manning the helm. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission recently announced Schelly Corry, a transplant from Alabama with an extensive career in education and exhibit planning and management, to lead the team at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s newest nature center in Springdale.

Women’s outdoor weekend heads to Northwest Arkansas

Oct. 9, 2019

HUNTSVILLE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop at the Ozark Natural Science Center in Huntsville Nov. 1-3. The weekend-long workshop has enough room for 60 women to attend and learn about wildlife, hiking, hunting and angling in The Natural State. Applications for the event are available at www.agfc.com/bow.