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Children's Artwork Wanted -- Endangered Species Art Contest

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 25, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) is partnering again this year with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Arkansas Field Office’s 7th Annual Arkansas Endangered Specie ... Read More

Studies Show That Time Outdoors is Good For Your Health

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 25, 2016

Scientific researchers have suspected for years that nature works primarily by lowering stress. Compared with people who have city building window views, those who can see trees and grass have  ... Read More

Arkansans Value Space Outdoors -- Plan Helps Provide Access

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 25, 2016

Recently, 79 percent of a group of Northwest Arkansans surveyed identified the protection of natural areas that support walking, hiking, biking, and exploring as “very important.” The second hi ... Read More

Arkansas Ties to Major Tarantula Study

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Study Uses ANHC Data, Names a New Tarantula After Famous Arkansan The state of Arkansas and, specifically the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), have some unique ties to a new, comprehe ... Read More

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


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