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.
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.
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 1 single bed and 2 bunk beds, windows, and electricity. No water.
BUFO — A small residence.
BEAR — The home of the Resident Manager.
FOUNTAIN SPRING HOME -- Two bedroom house (5977 Hwy 8 E) with 4 bunk beds (8 beds), heat/AC.
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.
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.