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Harperella: An Endangered Wetland Plant

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, November 14, 2018

by Brent Baker Wetlands can support a variety of plants, and accommodate a number of rare plants as well. Almost 20 percent of the plants considered to be of state conservation concern in Arkansas ... Read More

Reconstructing a Lost Delta Stream: The Dark Corner Stream Restoration Project

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, November 13, 2018

by Dustin Lynch The Mississippi Alluvial Plain of eastern Arkansas, commonly known as the Delta, was originally home to the largest continuous system of wetlands in North America. This region is d ... Read More

Trail Dedicated at Devil's Knob-Devil's Backbone Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, October 31, 2018

New trail increases accessibility for recreation The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) dedicated a new nature trail at Devil’s Knob-Devil’s Backbone Natural Area on October 30, 2018. The ... Read More

Garden Augments Botanical Research

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 28, 2018

Following our move to the new Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) headquarters in 2016, the ANHC was given a raised bed between the building and the employee parking lot for a research garden. T ... Read More

From the Field: Mosquitoes, Pondberry, and Appreciation

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 28, 2018

by Leslie Patrick St. Francis Sunken Lands Natural Area is a bottomland forest in northeast Arkansas in Poinsett County, on the east side of the St. Francis River. The area is slightly elevated ... Read More

Acres Added to H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 28, 2018

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission recently acquired an additional 81.8 acres at H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area (http://www.naturalheritage.com/natural-areas/h-e-flanagan-prairie-natural ... Read More

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area Will Serve as Hot Spot

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 29, 2018

As only one of 20 sites out of 200 nominees across the U.S., the Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area (/natural-areas/cossatot-river-state-park-natural-area) has been selected as a Leave No Trac ... Read More

Arkansas Forest Resource Center to Survey Landowners About Feral Hogs

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Arkansas Forest Resources Center (AFRC) launched a survey earlier this month to measure the scope of damage caused by feral hogs in Arkansas and landowner’s perceptions and experiences with t ... Read More

Partnership Produces Conservation Plan to Save Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators in Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Arkansas Monarch and Pollinator Conservation Plan, a critical Arkansas strategy for conserving monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus), pollinators, and their habitats, has been finalized and i ... Read More

Solomon Promoted to Habitat Coordinator; Two New Staff Members at ANHC

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Patrick Solomon, formerly one of the ANHC’s land management specialists, has been promoted into the newly created ANHC habitat coordinator position. As habitat coordinator, Solomon will use proje ... Read More


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