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Acres Added to Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The ANHC recently acquired a 638-acre addition to the Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Area (DENA) (/natural-areas/devil-39-s-eyebrow-natural-area) that will provide additional public access and increased  ... Read More

Sen. Dale Bumpers: Preserving the Best of Arkansas's Natural Heritage

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Originally named the Arkansas Environmental Preservation Commission (AEPC), the ANHC grew out of Act 112 of 1973. Since that time, the ANHC has benefited from the leadership of many governors and  ... Read More

Event Launches Lost Forty Project Foundation

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, December 29, 2015

At an event on December 21 at the Lost 40 Brewery, the Lost Forty Project Foundation, a joint venture of ANHC and Lost 40 Brewery (https://www.facebook.com/lost40beer) was announced. The Found ... Read More

Byrd Lake Trail Improvements Complete, Trail Reopens

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Renovations are complete and a newly improved nature trail is now open at Byrd Lake Natural Area (/natural-areas/byrd-lake-natural-area) (NA) in Pine Bluff. The site upgrades were made possible by ... Read More

Spotlight on Non-Native Invasive Plants

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Competitive Advantage Every species of plant or animal has a native home – somewhere that it has existed for thousands of years. Non-native invasive plant species are plants artificially introdu ... Read More

Recent Volunteer Events Benefit Two Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, December 28, 2015

Volunteers recently visited Pine City Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/pine-city-natural-area) and Middle Fork Barrens Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/middle-fork-barrens-natural-area) to assis ... Read More

Kings River Falls Natural Area's Parking Is Expanded

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, December 28, 2015

Kings River Falls Natural Area (NA) in Madison County is one of the ANHC’s most visited natural areas year-round. Until recently, parking at Kings River Falls NA could be a problem on busy day ... Read More

Eight RCWs Released at Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 20, 2015

Staff from the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), the U.S. Forest Service (http://www.fs.fed.us/), and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) (http://www.wlf.louisiana ... Read More

How Do Ectotherms Survive the Winter?

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 20, 2015

Ectotherms, or cold-blooded animals, must find a way to stay warm or cool as temperatures outside fluctuate. Most mammals and birds are endothermic, or warm-blooded, and can regulate their body te ... Read More

Smith and Pruitt Capture 20 Northern Saw-whet Owls in Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 20, 2015

Dr. Kim Smith, University of Arkansas (http://www.uark.edu) professor of biological sciences, and Mitchell Pruitt, University of Arkansas biology student, have been setting records for capturing a ... Read More


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