Biodiversity

The University of Arkansas was named a Bee Campus USA in 2017 and is currently pursing Tree Campus USA certification. Throughout various connected efforts, the Office for Sustainability aims to support biodiversity, protect pollinators, and remove invasive species from our campus.

Bee Campus USA certification badge.

Bee Campus USA 

The University of Arkansas was the 19th school in the nation to be awarded a Bee Campus USA certification, the second in the SEC, and the first in Arkansas. Bee Campus gives recognition to educational institutions that support pollinators.
Community members watch goats on Oak Ridge eat invasive species.

Greedy Goats Partnership 

The Office for Sustainability brought the Greedy Goats of Northwest Arkansas to the Oak Ridge Trail on campus to begin a wave of invasive species removal, particuarly focusing Japanese honeysuckle and Chinese privet. The first wave of invasive species removal began May 2018.
A set of colorful beehives in a field.

Resources

Linked below are various local resources to help you improve biodiversity in your community, including places to buy native plants and printable educational materials.