Volunteer Information

Terre Noire Volunteer

Lend a Hand to a Habitat Near You

If you enjoy nature and want to give something back, then come volunteer with us!

The ANHC was created to establish and manage a system of natural areas, to create an inventory of rare species and natural areas, and to promote the conservation of Arkansas's natural heritage. We protect and manage some of the best and last examples of Arkansas's natural landscape for future generations.

Volunteers play an important role in achieving our mission. Our volunteer program provides activities that engage citizens in the restoration and natural history work we do with native Arkansas species and habitats.


Adopt A Natural Area Program

ANHC also offers the opportunity for groups to sign up for our Adopt a Natural Area Program. Through this program, groups can adopt a local natural area and help ANHC with periodic stewardship work, one-time projects, research, and species monitoring. If you'd like to sign up your group to adopt an area, please fill out our online Adopt a Natural Area Inquiry Form or call 501-324-9619 for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities


  • removing trash
  • cleaning and monitoring for vandalism/graffiti
  • maintaining entrance sign, parking area, and trail
  • clearing access routes
  • controlling invasive plant species
  • restoring habitat (shrub, mid-story, cedar control)
  • data entry


  • photo monitoring of habitat enhancements at Natural Areas
  • imaging herbarium slides
  • mounting plant specimens
  • monitoring of rare species
  • assisting with data management of rare species information

Information and Education

  • tagging and organizing digital image files
  • updating lesson plans to correlate with educational frameworks
  • updating handouts with new information





Sign Up

If you'd like to sign up to be an ANHC volunteer, please fill out either our online form or download and print the form, complete, and return to Ryan Leeson by mail at 1100 North St., Little Rock, AR 72201, fax to 501-324-9618, or email to ryan.leeson@arkansas.gov.

For more information about our volunteer program or about a specific volunteer event, contact Ryan Leeson at ryan.leeson@arkansas.gov or call 501-324-9619.

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