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System of Natural Areas Surpasses 70,000-acre milestone

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 18, 2020

The ANHC closed on the acquisition of a 636.3-acre tract that is an addition to Warren Prairie Natural Area (NA) in southern Arkansas. Total cost was $1,240,000 with $930,000 paid for with a U.S.  ... Read More

Long-awaited Field Guide Published by Ozark Society Foundation; ANHC's Witsell is Co-Author

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 18, 2020

The Ozark Society Foundation (OSF) has published “Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Arkansas,” a long-awaited comprehensive field guide to woody plants across Arkansas. With 536 pages, 1,500 color ... Read More

Partnership Discovers Caves on Natural Areas, Creates Maps

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 18, 2020

ANHC staff members Emily Roberts and Ryan Leeson-Spotts have been partnering with Dr. Kayla Sapkota, vice president of the Cave Research Foundation (CRF), and other CRF volunteers to discover, inv ... Read More

ANHC Herbarium Contributes Specimen Records to Recently Published Research

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 18, 2020

ANHC botanist and Arkansas herbarium digitization coordinator, Diana Soteropoulos, co-authored a scientific paper published in the American Journal of Botany in November titled, “Small herbaria co ... Read More

ANHC Staff Chase Rare Birds

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, December 17, 2020

In November, two exceptionally rare birds in Arkansas — evening grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) and fork-tailed flycatcher (Tyrannus savana) — were observed in The Natural State ... Read More

Annual Christmas Bird Count Continues Despite Pandemic

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC) (https://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count) enters its 121st year this December, continuing its successful annual  ... Read More


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