Citizen-science is a concept that is steadily gaining value as a tool for conservation. At its most basic, citizen-science is the effort of volunteers (regardless of age, location, or experience) in gathering scientific data. The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) first brought citizen-science to a state-wide audience in 2004 with the Arkansas Tarantula Survey. Collaboration with citizen-scientists provides the ANHC with broad-range ecological data. The ANHC will continue to partner with citizen-scientists across the state to establish baseline ecological measures and fill gaps in our knowledge.
Learn about past surveys and find citizen-science resources below: