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Welcome to FAMN!



The Foothills Naturalists Chapter's (FAMN) membership area encompasses Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Pope, Perry, Van Buren and White Counties. 

Our FAMN members perform work along forest trails, streams, rivers, road sides and lakes.  We also organize recreational hikes, floats and camp outs!
We share our knowledge and love of nature in programs for children and families and other interested individuals. 
Volunteer work is tailored to almost any level of physical capacity. 

We work on lots of project such as;

  • Invasive species removal
  • Presenting public nature programs 
  • Native plant identification
  • Stream monitoring and restoration 
  • Trail patrols
  • Special seed collection and propagation 
  • Native plant sales
  • Wildlife habitat restoration
  • Prescribed burns

To become a Master Naturalist, you will first attend 40 hours of classes (that include field work) from mid-January to mid-June.  
Once you have completed training and graduated from “Naturalist in Training” status, you are an Arkansas Master Naturalist! 

The classes and other programs are held on Saturdays and cover many topics. For example;

  • Native plants
  • Stream monitoring
  • Invasive species
  • Trail building and maintenance
  • Bats and bat caves
  • Ecology, biology, geology… many ologies!!!

We have a lot of fun, come and join us!


For questions and more information, please send a message to

Information about our chapter's activities is on our chapter's page, Foothills AMN

Naturalist in Training fee is $165, which covers the training and your first year's dues. (Annual dues are $30)

Foothills NiT Schedule 2021

Foothills Naturalist in Training Application 2021

Please send your application along with a check to:

Arkansas Master Naturalists-Foothills Chapter

C/O Tommy Mebane

1800 Cox Cove

Conway, AR 72034

See you out in the natural world!