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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 (, 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

Protecting Pondberry

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Sunday, October 10, 2010

ANHC’s System of Natural Areas ( protects a number of rare, threatened and endangered plants. One of these plants is pondberry (Lin ... Read More

Natural Areas Increase Acreage

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, July 16, 2010

In late June, ANHC purchased additional lands that increased the size of two natural areas: Kingsland Prairie Natural Area in Cleveland County and Nacatoch Ravines Natural Area in Hempstead County ... Read More

Battling invasive plants: Chinese Privet

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, July 15, 2010

"On a global basis...the two great destroyers of biodiversity are, first habitat destruction and, second, invasion by exotic species" - E.O. Wilson As anyone who keeps a garden knows all too ... Read More

Endangered Bird Sees Increase

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, June 18, 2010

Pine City Natural Area (NA), located in Monroe County in eastern Arkansas, supports the only known population of federally endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis, RCW) throughout  ... Read More

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