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Noble Named Commissioner

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ben Noble of Little Rock was recently appointed by former Speaker of the House Davy Carter to fill a vacant position on the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC). Noble replaces the positio ... Read More

Restoring Shale Glades at Middle Fork Barrens

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, December 22, 2014

Middle Fork Barrens (/natural-areas/middle-fork-barrens-natural-area) supports two distinct types of shale glades — dry hillside glades and seasonally-wet flat glades containing intermittent ... Read More

Act Like a Beetle

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, December 22, 2014

Recently, our education staff worked with third and fourth grade students in the SEEK (Science Enrichment Education for Kids) (http://www.uaex.edu/4h-youth/activities-programs/seek.aspx) program  ... Read More

International Scientists Visit ANHC's "Zapovedniks"

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, November 24, 2014

Recently three ANHC staff members led tours for visiting scientists who wanted to see our “zapovedniks.” They took three Russian scientists (who use the word “zapovednik” for nature reserve or pro ... Read More

RCW Project Builds Momentum at Warren Prairie

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, November 24, 2014

Two new male and two female Red-cockaded Woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) are making themselves at home at Warren Prairie Natural Area (WPNA). Last month, ANHC and The Nature Conservancy released f ... Read More

ANHC Botanists Guide Seed Collection Expedition

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In early October, ANHC botanists Theo Witsell and Brent Baker participated in a seed collecting expedition to sites throughout the Arkansas portion of the Interior Highlands (the Ozark Plateau, Ou ... Read More

Arkansas Native Plant Society Makes Big Finds

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has a long-standing partnership with the Arkansas Native Plant Society (ANPS) (http://anps.org/), a non-profit organization devoted to “the preserva ... Read More

Prescribed Fire Workshop Trains Land Managers

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 26, 2014

ANHC staff members recently participated in the Arkansas Prescribed Fire Council (http://www.arfirenetwork.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5:fire-council&catid=6:h ... Read More

Workshop Educates About Value of Pollinators

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 26, 2014

Samantha Scheiman, ANHC grants coordinator, recently attended a Pollinator Workshop at the Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center in Booneville. As ANHC’s butterfly “expert,” she attended the wo ... Read More

Witsell Named Research Associate

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, August 25, 2014

ANHC Botanist Theo Witsell was recently named a Research Associate of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). Focused on conservation and knowledge sharing, BRIT (http://www.brit.org/abo ... Read More


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