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New Commissioners Have Past ANHC Associations

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hugh Earnest of Fayetteville and Ellen Turner of Rogers have been appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to fill vacant positions on the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC). Earnest replaces the pos ... Read More

Volunteers Needed!

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 29, 2014

Lend a Hand to A Habitat Near You! We are starting a new volunteer program and we need you! If you enjoy nature and want to give something back to your natural state, we are developing activities  ... Read More

Big Finds of Little Plants at Fort Chaffee

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

In early April, ANHC botanists Brent Baker and Theo Witsell teamed up with biologists from Fort Chaffee to search for one of the smallest (and rarest) plants in the state, geocarpon (Geocarpon min ... Read More

Celebrate Endangered Species Day

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was passed in 1973 to protect endangered and threatened plant and animal species. An Endangered species is in danger of becoming extinct throughout its habitat ra ... Read More

Panels Tell Story of Clark Wetlands

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Staff from the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) recently designed 12 interpretive panels that are now displayed along the trails and boardwalk of the William E. Clark Presidential Park  ... Read More

Volunteer Events Kick-Start New Program

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Through the work of 20 volunteers, approximately 600 tires were removed from the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission’s (ANHC) Terre Noire Natural Area during two volunteer work days. Davis Rubber ... Read More

Work Improves Beauty of Kings River Falls

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, February 28, 2014

If you visit Kings River Natural Area this spring, you will see the results of a great partnership with the ANHC, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, private landowners, and Madison County, tha ... Read More

Endangered Species Day Art Contest

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, February 28, 2014

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) is partnering again this year to support the 5th Annual Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art contest, which encourages children to learn about endang ... Read More

Commission Meeting Cancelled - Inclement Weather

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The scheduled meeting of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission for Tuesday, February 4, has been cancelled due to icy weather conditions. The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date. ... Read More

Snowy Dedication of 71st Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Area was dedicated in a ceremony on Friday, May 3, 2013. The site is the 71st natural area in the System of Natural Areas managed by the Arkansas Natural Heritage ... Read More


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