The Gates Rogers Foundation is committed to protecting and preserving Arkansas native flora and fauna in a manner that ensures and encourages public access, aesthetic appreciation, and an understanding of the importance of biodiversity preservation. The Foundation is dedicated to the development, application, and dissemination of ecologically sound land management practices that further this mission.
South Fork Nature Center is the Gates Rogers Foundation’s premier conservancy project, hosting a nature trail network at the western end of Greers Ferry Lake in the Ozarks of north-central Arkansas. Approximately two miles of public nature trails feature an all weather pavilion, an environmentally “green” energy efficient education facility functioning on a self-sustaining basis, and an amphitheater which can double as outdoor classrooms.
Program Director: Dr. Don Culwell