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Connecticut birders make annual trek to Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, January 31, 2019

by Leslie Patrick Recently, ANHC Aquatic Ecologist Dustin Lynch led a birding tour at Warren Prairie Natural Area (NA) for nine members of the Connecticut Audubon Society. This marks the 12th y ... Read More

New ANHC Director named

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, January 31, 2019

Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has named Bill Holimon as director of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC). Holimon had been serving as interim director si ... Read More

Land conserved by NWA Land Trust has ANHC connection

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

For various reasons, not all land that the ANHC is contacted about conserving becomes part of the System of Natural Areas. In some of those cases, we feel that the land should be conserved, but ci ... Read More

Hunt held at Warren Prairie to honor disabled veterans

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

This past November, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) state chapter, and Freedom Defenders Outdoors  ... Read More

Great Backyard Bird Count readies for 22nd year

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual four-day citizen science event that engages bird watchers of all ages and skill levels in counting birds. Now in its 22nd year, the GBBC was found ... Read More

More than just flowers

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

by Leslie Patrick For several years, a regular feature on our Facebook and Instagram pages has been a weekly post called Friday Flower. The posts highlight native plants with showy or interesti ... Read More

Lacy joins ANHC as land management specialist

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Rob Lacy has joined the ANHC as a part-time land management specialist, a position recently vacated by Carla Greisen. Lacy has a bachelor of science in Recreation Management from the University of ... Read More

Large irruption year brings red-breasted nuthatches to Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 21, 2018

An irruption is an irregular winter migration or phenomenon in which unusually high numbers of a bird species travel away from habitat within their normal winter range. Typically, irruptions are s ... Read More

Witsell's essay highlights value of artist's work to Arkansas's heritage

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 21, 2018

Theo Witsell, ecologist/botanist and curator of the ANHC Herbarium, published an essay entitled “A Valuable Contribution to the Scientific Record” to accompany the Arts and Science Center for Sout ... Read More

ANHC volunteers help out across the state

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 21, 2018

ANHC Adopt a Natural Area Program (ANAP) partners and other volunteers have been busy this fall and winter working on natural areas and participating in seed collecting events. We appreciate all o ... Read More


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