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Tom Foti Officially Retires From the ANHC

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 31, 2018

The ANHC’s Senior Ecologist (or as some know him, Arkansas’s Ecologist Emeritus), Tom Foti is officially retiring from the ANHC at the end of June 2018. Foti served with the ANHC for 21 years, fir ... Read More

Tom Foti Paved the Way for Today's Partnerships

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tom Foti accomplished much throughout his career due to his tenacity, drive, and persistence. Through his fortitude, Tom also forged relationships and friendships with a wide variety of non-tradit ... Read More

The Prairie That Tom Moved

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tom Foti is a legend in the Arkansas conservation community and many stories of his creative solutions, drive and perseverance, and non-traditional partnerships will live on as part of his legacy  ... Read More

Tom Foti's Top Five Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tom Foti has been one of the chief architects of the state’s System of Natural Areas through the history of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, so we asked him to list his top five favorite  ... Read More

Tom Foti's Publications

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 31, 2018

As Tom retires, he leaves an impressive body of written work, in the form of several books and many scientific articles, for the next generation of conservation professionals working in Arkansa ... Read More

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


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