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Monarchs Need Native Milkweed

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Often called the “king” of butterflies, iconic black and orange monarchs are probably one of the most recognized and well-known North American butterflies. Early settlers dubbed them “King Billies ... Read More

Cave Surveys at Cave Springs Cave Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cave Springs Cave Natural Area (/natural-areas/cave-springs-cave-natural-area), a 57-acre property located in Benton County, is an outstanding example of an Ozark Mountains cave stream. The natur ... Read More

Determined Volunteers Put in Hard Work at Dardanelle Rock

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Approximately 30 volunteers recently participated in an Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) Volunteer Clean Up Day at Dardanelle Rock Natural Area (/natural-areas/dardanelle-rock-natural-a ... Read More

Hurst Named Director of the Dept. of Ark. Heritage

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Governor Asa Hutchinson has named Stacy Hurst of Little Rock as the new director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage (http://www.arkansasheritage.com/). Hurst replaces Martha Miller, who resign ... Read More

Noble Named Commissioner

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ben Noble of Little Rock was recently appointed by former Speaker of the House Davy Carter to fill a vacant position on the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC). Noble replaces the positio ... Read More

Restoring Shale Glades at Middle Fork Barrens

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, December 22, 2014

Middle Fork Barrens (/natural-areas/middle-fork-barrens-natural-area) supports two distinct types of shale glades — dry hillside glades and seasonally-wet flat glades containing intermittent ... Read More

Act Like a Beetle

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, December 22, 2014

Recently, our education staff worked with third and fourth grade students in the SEEK (Science Enrichment Education for Kids) (http://www.uaex.edu/4h-youth/activities-programs/seek.aspx) program  ... Read More

International Scientists Visit ANHC's "Zapovedniks"

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, November 24, 2014

Recently three ANHC staff members led tours for visiting scientists who wanted to see our “zapovedniks.” They took three Russian scientists (who use the word “zapovednik” for nature reserve or pro ... Read More

RCW Project Builds Momentum at Warren Prairie

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, November 24, 2014

Two new male and two female Red-cockaded Woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) are making themselves at home at Warren Prairie Natural Area (WPNA). Last month, ANHC and The Nature Conservancy released f ... Read More

FY2014 Annual Report

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission FY2014 Annual Report to the Governor and Arkansas General Assembly is now available for download (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=126682). The report chronicle ... Read More


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