The Natural Arch and Bridge Society (NABS) is an all-volunteer non-profit organization promoting the study, appreciation, and preservation of natural arches and bridges. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can join online below.
NABS was formed in 1988 as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) educational organization to support the interests of both amateur arch enthusiasts and serious researchers of natural arches and bridges alike. Our international membership includes scientists, educators, and authors who are leading the study of natural arches as well as hobbyists who simply enjoy visiting and learning about them. See newspaper article about NABS President Larry Beck.
Our newsletter, SPAN, provides news, information, and special interest articles on both the scientific and non-scientific study of natural arches, including their discovery, history, measurement, location, and general appreciation.
Any person with an enthusiastic desire to visit, study, photograph, or write about natural arches, and who supports the preservation of these features, may become a member.
Membership entitles you not only to receive our quarterly newsletter SPAN, but also to participate in our field trips, meetings, presentations, and all other NABS activities. Members also have access to back issues of SPAN in PDF format.
NABS was founded to pursue the following purposes:
- To gather, update, verify, and disseminate information on natural arches and bridges to our membership and the public.
- To encourage scientific research on natural arches and bridges.
- To advocate legal protection for neglected, vulnerable, or otherwise threatened natural arches and bridges.
- To educate the general public about natural arches and bridges.
- To encourage public appreciation of natural arches and bridges.
NABS is actively pursuing the above purposes by:
- Publishing our newsletter, SPAN.
- Organizing and conducting field trips.
- Organizing and conducting meetings and presentations.
- Establishing an electronic information source, including this website.
- Facilitating communication between experts.
- Lobbying land management agencies for better protection.
- Providing information to other agencies and the general public.
Membership in the Natural Arch and Bridge Society is on a calendar year basis at $16 per year, which includes four issues of SPAN (for January, April, July, and October) and other benefits described above. We are a small group of volunteers and cannot handle renewals every month. Membership renewals are only at the end of each calendar year.
If you join in the second half of the year (July through December) you have an option for a half-year membership for $8 which includes two issues of SPAN (the July and October issues). Or you can pay for a full year and we will send the SPAN back issues through January of that year. If you join after October you can also pay for a full year and let us know if you want it applied to the following year instead of the current year.
You can join online using a credit card or PayPal using the button below (credit cards are processed by PayPal but a PayPal account is not required). Or you can join by mail by sending a check to the address below. Please include your name, address, phone (optional), and email address. You can use our mail-in membership form.
NOTE: The Natural Arch and Bridge Society provides an annual membership roster to its members to facilitate the sharing of arch information and trip planning, and this has been a popular member benefit. If you do NOT want your contact information included in this roster, please indicate so in the "special instructions" box (which holds up to 400 characters).
...or mail in our membership form with a check.
P.O. Box 234, Tooele, UT 84074
An all-volunteer non-profit society supporting the study,
appreciation, and preservation of natural arches and bridges
NABS in the field:
“Now let's see. According to this map, there is supposed to be an arch around here SOMEWHERE.”