Research and Housing Facilities

At OMBS:

The Ouachita Mountains Biological Station (OMBS) accomodates multiple groups for:

Research: Promoting research, publication of studies, and education about the ecology, biota, and biodiversity of the Interior Highlands of Arkansas and Oklahoma, with particular emphasis on the Ouachita Mountains.

Education: Education and dissemination of information regarding the ecology, biota, and biodiversity of the Interior Highlands of Arkansas and Oklahoma, with particular emphasis on the Ouachita Mountains.

Public Outreach: The Station has served collegiate needs as a research and educational center since 1962.

OMBS downloadable Facilities slide show

Nuthatch Dining Hall

NUTHATCH -- (above) A 1,084 sq. ft. combination laboratory/kitchenette with sleeping facilities for ten; two bathrooms and one shower; heat/AC and Wi-Fi.

PHOEBE — (right) An educational building with excellent lighting, many windows, bathroom, shower, washer/dryer, heat/AC. Table workspace for 24+ persons; Wi-Fi.

More Facilities

KINGFISHER — An outdoor pavillion with electricity and water for camping or work space.

DOGWOOD — The office and library, with heat/AC; home of Big Fork station of the U.S. Weather Bureau; Wi-Fi.

NEOTOMA — A small 1-bedroom cabin with 3 single beds, windows, and electricity. No water.

BUFO — A small residence.

BEAR — The home of the Resident Manager.

NECTURUS — The well house. The new water system is treated and softened.

Extensive area permits tent camping. The immediate vicinity of the buildings is wooded. An adjacent, spring-fed stream runs into three ponds in late stages of succession.

This is an excellent research and teaching site for your graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty.

– Several miles of trails provide access to remote areas.

– Research opportunities abound.


At WLBS:

The Wallace Lake Biological Station (WLBS) is now a part of the OMBS and is located on the edge of Wallace Lake in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. The WLBS covers about 600 acres consisting of upland pine/oak forest and lowland cypress/button bush swamp on the south edge of Wallace Lake, a U.S. Corps of Engineers flood control structure. This facility, located just a few miles south of Shreveport, has about a mile of trails and about a half-mile of shoreline, but no other development. Directions to the WLBS can be found here.