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2011 Prescribed Fire School

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, October 07, 2011

Fire is one of the major lacking ecological processes in the landscape today. When used as part of an integrated management plan, prescribed fire can be effectively used to ensure the health of Ar ... Read More

Summer Intern Visits Foushee Cave

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We are very happy to have Alix Matthews (above left) with us for a summer internship! To supplement her biology and environmental science studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee ... Read More

New Trail at Cove Creek Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cove Creek Natural Area is located in the Arkansas River Valley natural division. A 1.5 mile primitive loop trail (get the trail map here (http://www.naturalheritage.com/%21UserFiles/WebCont ... Read More

Monitoring Water Quality

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, August 16, 2011

There are noticeable activities related to natural gas development in the Fayetteville Shale Gas Play. These activities include well pad construction, increased road construction and the re ... Read More

A Blast From The Past

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Katie (left) and Pearl (right) are working mules. Their owner, David Blankenship, recently contracted with ANHC to remove invasive eastern red-cedar from limestone-dolomite glades on a porti ... Read More

Ozark Spring Beauty

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, April 15, 2011

Written by Theo Witsell, ANHC Botanist Reprinted from Fall/Winter 2007 issue of Claytonia (http://www.anps.org/Fall_2007_Claytonia.pdf), Newsletter of the Arkansas Native Plant Society (htt ... Read More

New Longview Saline Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, April 06, 2011

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 6, 2011 Contact: Jonelle Doughty Phone: 501-324-9634 Email: [email protected] LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Natural Herita ... Read More

Christmas Fern

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 17, 2010

Most herbaceous plants go dormant with the cold temperatures prevalent this time of year. However, there are a number of winter hardy mosses and ferns that may catch your eye on a nature hi ... Read More

Response to a Reader Question

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 19, 2010

Last month we wrote about our work to protect the endangered plant, pondberry. The article was very popular and generated a fantastic reader question: “This plant looks so similar to s ... Read More

Cave Springs 4-H Club Clean Up

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, October 15, 2010

In September, members of the Cave Springs 4-H Club included Cave Springs Cave Natural Area (/natural-areas/cave-springs-cave-natural-area) in a community service clean-up project to prepare the to ... Read More


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