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ANHC Staff Teach at Burn School

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 04, 2016

Fire is one of the major lacking ecological processes in the landscape today. When used as part of an integrated management plan, prescribed fire (/blog/prescribed-fire-a-helpful-management-tool)  ... Read More

An Unexpected Find in an Unexpected Place

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 04, 2016

Unusual sites often support unusual species. That’s the kind of proven biological wisdom that guides the field staff of the ANHC on a daily basis. Sometimes an unusual site is a rare rock or soil  ... Read More

ANHC Awarded Golden Paddle for Conservation

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 04, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) was recently awarded the Golden Paddle Award in Conservation from the Illinois River Watershed Partnership (IRWP) (http://www.irwp.org/). The Golden ... Read More

Native Seed Program Takes Root

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 04, 2016

Throughout the last month, you may have heard about, or participated in, our Prairie Seed Collection Days. In cooperation with Audubon Arkansas and with the assistance of volunteers, we have colle ... Read More

Study of Arkansas Tree Guides Scientists to a New Moth Discovery

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 30, 2016

Curiosity and observation are keys to any new discovery. Such was the case for Dr. Donald R. Davis and Dr. Gary R. Graves, who recently published their research (http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10. ... Read More

Partnerships Grow, Improving Restoration Efforts and Fish Habitat

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 30, 2016

What do rare, rocky glade habitats and the sport fish bass and crappie have in common? For the ANHC and the Hot Springs Village Property Owners’ Association (http://hsvpoa.org/), the answer is eas ... Read More

Panels at Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area Complete Trail

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 30, 2016

If cooler temperatures and fall colors turn your thoughts to hiking, the rugged beauty of the trails at Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Area (NA) now have signage and informational panels to make your tr ... Read More

Natural Feature: Bioblitz

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Many academic and conservation agencies conduct an annual bioblitz to expand the knowledge of a particular natural environment. But what exactly is a bioblitz? What is a Bioblitz? The term “bi ... Read More

Neighbors at Middle Fork Barrens Pitch In to Remove Cedar

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

ANHC has been working to remove Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) from Middle Fork Barrens Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/middle-fork-barrens-natural-area) in Saline County. Middle Fork  ... Read More

RCW Populations Continue to Grow

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Thanks to efforts by the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), and its partners throughout the state, red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis, RCW) populations increased this year on thr ... Read More


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