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Another Rare Plant at Baker Prairie

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, July 16, 2012

Despite a long history of intense field studies by many well-respected botanists, another rare plant was recently found at Baker Prairie Natural Area. Previously known from only one other site in  ... Read More

Longview Saline Dedication

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, April 26, 2012

Learn more about Longview Saline Natural Area here. ... Read More

Staff Work Day at Cove Creek

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, April 20, 2012

Teamwork always increases results! In late March, 11 ANHC staff members participated in an agency work day at Cove Creek Natural Area (/natural-areas/cove-creek-natural-area) to tackle the p ... Read More

New Plant for Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 16, 2012

During recent field inventory on native prairies in the Arkansas Valley, ANHC staff discovered a plant previously only known from Texas! The new Arkansas population is approximately 400 miles from ... Read More

Caring For A Cave

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 16, 2012

What kind of care does a cave need? At Cave Springs Cave Natural Area (/natural-areas/cave-springs-cave-natural-area), the answer is very careful care! Small, sensitive species that hide in the da ... Read More

The American Burying Beetle

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, February 13, 2012

The American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) is the only endangered insect in the state of Arkansas. Also known as the giant carrion beetle, these insects have a specialized way of c ... Read More

Plant Feature: Ashe's Juniper

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 17, 2011

Arkansas has two species of native juniper trees. The common species, which occurs statewide, is the eastern red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana). Ashe’s juniper (Juniperus ashei) (above) is muc ... Read More

Cooperative Project Helps Rare Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Great news! The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) approved our cooperative project at their October monthly meeting, bringing us one step closer to achieving our conservation goals ... Read More

Arkansas's Newest Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, October 19, 2011

In August, our commission approved an acquisition proposal for the Foushee Cave conservation site in Independence County. We are proud to announce the purchase of this 1,677-acre property ha ... Read More

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

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