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Wilderness First Aid Workshop Teaches Staff Rescue Skills

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, March 31, 2020

ANHC staff members recently attended a two-day wilderness first aid training workshop conducted by Ozark Safety and Rescue Educators (OSRE) (http://www.ozarksar.com/) of Winslow, Arkansas. Staff w ... Read More

ANHC Staff Present at Regional and National Professional Conferences

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, March 30, 2020

Three ANHC staff members presented at regional and national professional conferences this February/March. ANHC Aquatic Ecologist, Dustin Lynch, made two presentations at the Southern Division of A ... Read More

Annual Trek for the Birds

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 27, 2020

Members of the Connecticut Audubon Society have been visiting Arkansas for winter birding tours since 2007. One of their routine destinations has been Warren Prairie Natural Area (NA), located in  ... Read More

Acres Added at Two Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 27, 2020

Recent acquisitions have added acres to Devil’s Eyebrow (/natural-areas/devil-39-s-eyebrow-natural-area) and Foushee Cave (/natural-areas/foushee-cave-natural-area) natural areas. At Devil’s E ... Read More

Former ANHC Intern Hooked on Aquatic Ecology

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 27, 2020

Every year, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) offers unpaid internships to students from universities and colleges around the state. The internships are a win-win for the stude ... Read More

Training Workshop Helps Staff Analyze Bat Calls

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, February 26, 2020

ANHC Chief of Acquisition and Stewardship, Bryan Rupar and Land Management Specialists Ryan Leeson and Emily Roberts recently attended a two-day workshop focused on collecting and analyzing bat a ... Read More

Expanded Parking Area Increases Accessibility at Cove Creek NA

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The parking area at Cove Creek Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/cove-creek-natural-area) was recently updated and expanded, providing additional parking spaces for visitors. The expanded area wil ... Read More

The Digitization Revolution: New Discoveries From Old Collections

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

by Theo Witsell In 1999, when I was wrapping up an undergraduate degree in botany, most of the professional botanists in the state got together and formed a working group called the Arkansas Vascu ... Read More

Building the ANHC Herbarium's Imaging Station

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

by Molly Robinson To the delight of its staff and volunteers, the ANHC Herbarium is now ready to resume imaging its collection of over 15,000 accessioned plant specimens as part of its digitizatio ... Read More

ANHC Herbarium Specimen Images Online and More to Come!

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

by Diana Soteropoulos In summer and fall 2018, volunteers and interns took photographs of 12,069 accessioned specimens in the ANHC Herbarium. These specimen images and their associated data were u ... Read More


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