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Volunteer Appreciation/Clean-Up Day at Devil's Eyebrow a Success

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Thirty-two volunteers recently worked with the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) (http://www.agfc.com/Pages/default.aspx), and the Bea ... Read More

Pollinators: Nature’s Essential Helpers

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, June 22, 2015

Pollinators comprise a diversity of wild creatures, from birds and bats to butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, and even the occasional land mammal or reptile. They ensure full harvests of crops an ... Read More

​Commission and Staff Tour of H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), staff, and friends recently toured H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area in Franklin County. Despite soggy ground from recent heavy rains, parti ... Read More

​Theo Witsell Featured in AP Story About Botany

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, June 19, 2015

ANHC’s botanist Theo Witsell was recently featured in an article published by the Associated Press (AP) in over 100 media outlets across the U.S. and internationally. The article focused on the i ... Read More

Ozark Natural Science Center Completes Inaugural BioBlitz

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Ozark Natural Science Center (ONSC) (http://onsc.us/index.php), located on the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission’s (ANHC) Bear Hollow Natural Area (/natural-areas/bear-hollow-natural-area), ... Read More

New Officers Elected to Commission

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, February 27, 2015

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) held its first meeting of the year on February 3, 2015 in Little Rock. During the meeting officers for 2015 were elected through unanimous vote: Ro ... Read More

ANHC Will Host National Conference

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 26, 2015

The ANHC is preparing to host the 42nd annual conference of the Natural Areas Association (NAA (http://www.naturalareasconference.org/)) this fall (November 3-5) in Little Rock. The NAA is a natio ... Read More

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


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