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Roberts Joins ANHC Full-Time

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, August 29, 2019

Emily Roberts, one of ANHC’s part-time land management specialists, has accepted a full-time land management position with the ANHC. She has a bachelor of science degree in environmental management, with a biology concentration, from the University of Central Arkansas (UCA). She is a graduate of the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College at UCA, a highly competitive program in which students benefit from an interdisciplinary studies curriculum that emphasizes scholarship, leadership, and citizenship.

Roberts has worked and volunteered for various organizations in multiple states with experience that includes prescribed burning and trail construction/maintenance. Before joining the ANHC, she worked as a fire crew member for the L-A-D Foundation/Pioneer Forest in Salem, Mo. and held her Class A sawyer (person who fells trees as part of a wildland firefighting team) and wildland firefighter type II certifications from the National Wildlife Coordinating Group. She also has experience as a biological science technician in the botany program at the Mt. Hood National Forest in Dufur, Ore.; as a field technician for the Romance Christmas Tree Farm in Romance, Ark.; and as an AmeriCorps member at the Salmon-Challis Forest Training Center in Challis, Idaho.

As a part-time staff member with the ANHC, Roberts assisted full-time staff with the Adopt a Natural Area Program (ANAP), organizing several successful events, as well as performing land management duties within the System of Natural Areas. As a full-time land management specialist, Roberts will continue to help advance volunteer partnerships and carry out stewardship activities on natural areas.

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