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Alum Fork Natural Area Protects Land Along Saline River

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 30, 2018

The ANHC recently purchased a conservation easement on 232 acres in Saline County adjacent to over 1 mile of the Alum Fork of the Saline River, creating Alum Fork Natural Area (NA). Alum Fork NA i ... Read More

ANHC Herbarium Specimens Exhibited at State Capitol

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 30, 2018

The ANHC is honored to have an exhibit, Flora of Arkansas, in the Governor's Reception Area inside the Arkansas State Capitol. The exhibit consists of 10 Arkansas plant specimens, and will be on d ... Read More

ANHC Receives 4.19 Acres From Mitigation Project

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 30, 2018

The Grand Prairie Irrigation Project, locally sponsored by the White River Irrigation District (WRID), is constructing an irrigation canal crossing and new bridge approaches along Highway 70 near ... Read More

ANAP Groups Hold Events at Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 30, 2018

The Illinois River Watershed Partnership (IRWP) held a volunteer event on March 3 at Cave Springs Cave Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/cave-springs-cave-natural-area). Volunteers removed invasi ... Read More

Arkansas Stream Heritage Partnership Kicks Off With Two-Day Workshop

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Removing obsolete dams and other non-functional instream barriers is one of the fastest, most effective ways of restoring a river (restoring the free-flowing heritage), also referred to as rive ... Read More

WAMN Hosts Work Day at Adopted Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Western Arkansas Master Naturalists (WAMN) recently held a work day at Cherokee Prairie Natural Area (/natural-areas/cherokee-prairie-natural-area) in Franklin County. The WAMN has adopted the ... Read More

Partners Tour Warren Prairie; See Rare Bird Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

ANHC Chief of Research, Bill Holimon, recently held a partner day at Warren Prairie Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/warren-prairie-natural-area). The day came about as Holimon planned a tour for ... Read More

All Is Not Merry for Intoxicated Birds

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Recently, several concerned Arkansas citizens have reported urban birds, specifically cedar waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum), acting strangely. The birds have been found lying on the ground an ... Read More

Access to Two Southeast Arkansas Natural Areas/WMAs Temporarily Closed

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Weather permitting, portions of Seven Devils Swamp Natural Area [located within boundaries of Seven Devils Wildlife Management Area (WMA)] and Cut-off Creek Ravines Natural Area (located within bo ... Read More

GLO Notes: An Invaluable Resource for Ecologists

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

by Brent Baker Since ANHC staff work to preserve and restore natural communities and native species, it’s important to understand their historical context. We often need to know what the habitat ... Read More


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