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Audubon Christmas Bird Count is Underway

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 15, 2017

At the ANHC, we like to share projects and news from our conservation partners – one of our oldest partnerships is with Audubon. Now in its 118th year, the Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC ... Read More

NWAMN Collect Seeds at Adopted Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 15, 2017

Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists (NWAMN) recently held a seed collecting event at one of their adopted natural areas, Searles Prairie Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/searles-prairie-natura ... Read More

DNA Confirms 3 Plant Species New to Arkansas; 1 New to Science

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 15, 2017

New discoveries are often made because something doesn’t look quite right. This is especially true in biology. “When we’re in the field we always look for odd-looking specimens that don’t qui ... Read More

Partnership Benefits ANHC and LR Zoo

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Thanks to a reciprocally beneficial Cooperative Agreement, the Little Rock Zoo (https://www.littlerockzoo.com/) staff helps assist the ANHC Research and Stewardship sections wi ... Read More

BFF (bird friendly fungus) for RCWs (red-cockaded woodpeckers)

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Unlike most woodpeckers in our area that nest and roost in dead trees or the dead portions of trees, the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW, Picoides borealis) makes its h ... Read More

Disabled Veterans Hunt at Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (https://www.agfc.com/en/) (AGFC), National Wild Turkey Federation (http://www.nwtf.org/about/state/arkansas) (NW ... Read More

From the Field: RCW Translocation, a Firsthand Account

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Leslie Patrick It was very early in the morning when we arrived at Warren Prairie Natural Area (WPNA) (/natural-areas/warren-prairie-natural-area) for the release of the translocated red-co ... Read More

Adaptations Help Illustrate Importance of Biodiversity

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Protection and restoration of open pine ecosystems (woodlands dominated by large pine trees spaced about 50 feet apart with sparse mid-story and shrub layers and a rich herbace ... Read More

RCW Recovery Continues at Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Missing from (/natural-areas/warren-prairie-natural-area)Warren Prairie Natural Area (WPNA) (https://www.fs.usda.gov/kisatchie) for nearly three decades, red-cockaded woodpeck ... Read More

ANHC Staff Participate in Annual Fire Workshop

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, October 30, 2017

ANHC staff members recently participated in the Arkansas Prescribed Fire Council’s “Prescribed Fire as a Management Tool” workshop at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock. Every year during the last ... Read More


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