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Commissioners Visit Cave Springs Cave and Kings River Falls

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), staff, and partners recently visited the Illinois River Watershed Partnership (IRWP) Education Center (http://www.irwp.org/about-irwp/watershed-san ... Read More

ANHC: Out in the Community

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

During the spring, the ANHC gets many requests for participation in conservation-related outreach efforts, many of which include hosting information booths. Even though we have a small staff, we  ... Read More

Endangered Species Day Art Contest Winners Announced

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) partnered again this year with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Arkansas Field Office’s (http://www.fws.gov/arkansas-es/index.html) Annual ... Read More

Natural Feature: Amazing Mysteries of Migration

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Saturday, April 30, 2016

For many people spring begins when birds return, filling neighborhoods and parks with their songs. The annual migration of birds is one of the world's great wildlife spectacles, but migration is n ... Read More

North Little Rock Middle School Students Job Shadow at ANHC

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Eighth graders Peyton Greenwood (pictured left) and Mary Hill (pictured right) spent several hours shadowing ANHC staff in March as part of the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce (http://nlrcha ... Read More

Habitat Restoration Helps Many Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) uses a variety of techniques to restore lands (http://www.naturalheritage.com/Natural_Areas/natural-area-stewardship) to a different time – a time b ... Read More

Something Old, Something New: Two More Plants for Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April saw two new plants documented from Arkansas, one fresh from the field and the other from pressed specimens collected more than 127 years ago. The first was common fumitory (Fumaria officinal ... Read More

New Educational Offerings Celebrate Beatrix Potter

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

This summer (July 28) marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of famed children’s author Beatrix Potter. Not only are we celebrating her sesquicentennial birthday, but in September, a newl ... Read More

Lend a Helping Hand

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

As the weather warms up and the flowers bloom, more people head outdoors to enjoy our beautiful state. If you enjoy being outside and in nature, then we have the perfect activity for you – volunte ... Read More

Plan Your Next Outdoor Adventure With New Trail Information

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

ANHC recently updated the information on our website for several of our natural area trails. Trail length, difficulty, ADA accessibility, and descriptions can be found on our Visit a Natural Area  ... Read More


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