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Regal Fritillary Photographed at Chesney Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Until this month, the regal fritillary butterfly (Speyeria idalia) was thought to be extirpated from Arkansas. The species was last documented in the state in the 1970s, but that changed on July 8 ... Read More

Holimon Appointed to NAA Board

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission’s (ANHC) Director, Bill Holimon, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Natural Areas Association (NAA). The NAA is the only national, non-pr ... Read More

Teamwork Results in Fish Find at Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Rock Creek Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/rock-creek-natural-area) is located in north-central Arkansas in the Salem Plateau of the Ozark Mountains. One of the highlights of this natural area  ... Read More

ANAP Volunteers Collect Trash at Byrd Lake Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 30, 2019

An Adopt a Natural Area Program (ANAP) partner, the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Office (JCCEO) – Southeast Arkansas Stormwater Education (SASE) Program, recently held a trash clean-up e ... Read More

Acres Added to Searles Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, June 28, 2019

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission recently acquired a new addition of 2.5 acres that was adjacent to Searles Prairie Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/searles-prairie-natural-area) in Bento ... Read More

GPS Referenced Trail Maps Guide the Way

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, June 28, 2019

If you are planning a hike, nature walk, or canoe trip on one of our natural areas, be sure to check out our new geo-referenced PDF trail maps before you go. You can find the PDFs by visiting the  ... Read More

Volunteers Pitch In at Slippery Hollow Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, June 28, 2019

Staff and volunteers recently conducted a dumpsite cleanup event at Slippery Hollow Natural Area (NA) in Marion County. Volunteers from the North Central Arkansas Master Naturalists (NCAMN) chapte ... Read More

Witsell Leads NatureServe Workshop

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, June 28, 2019

NatureServe (http://www.natureserve.org/), a national conservation data network made up of more than 80 member organizations, recently held a three-day training workshop at the Arkansas Natural H ... Read More

Natural Areas Professionals Attend ANHC Regional Workshop

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Natural Areas Association (NAA), the national professional membership organization for natural areas professionals, held a two-day Regional Workshop in central Arkansas May 7 and 8. Led by ANH ... Read More

Volunteers Lend Their Talents to the ANHC

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The ANHC relies on volunteers across the state to assist with research and the care of our natural areas. Depending on their skills and interests, volunteers can assist with a wide variety of task ... Read More


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