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Sampling Provides Good News at Kings River

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, August 25, 2014

The ANHC aquatic species biologist Jason Throneberry and staff from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) recently completed water quality and biological sampling on portions of  ... Read More

Rare Lily Removed From "Lost" List

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, July 25, 2014

A rare lily, broadleaf bunchflower (Veratrum latifolium) has at last come off the “lost” plant list, an informal list of plants that have been documented from Arkansas in the past but have not bee ... Read More

ANHC Staff Count Snails and Butterflies

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, July 24, 2014

This summer, Jason Throneberry and Mike Slay of The Nature Conservancy are conducting surveys for the Foushee Cavesnail (Amnicola cora) at Foushee Cave Natural Area in Independence County. This s ... Read More

Moth or Butterfly?

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Is that a moth or a butterfly? How do you know? Because of their similarities, people often have difficulty determining the difference between moths and butterflies. Although there are some excep ... Read More

Book Documents Nearly 3,000 Arkansas Plants

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Arkansas Vascular Flora Committee (AVFC) recently announced the release of a new book: the “Atlas of the Vascular Plants of Arkansas”. This is the most comprehensive accounting of the wild pla ... Read More

New Commissioners Have Past ANHC Associations

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hugh Earnest of Fayetteville and Ellen Turner of Rogers have been appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to fill vacant positions on the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC). Earnest replaces the pos ... Read More

Volunteers Needed!

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 29, 2014

Lend a Hand to A Habitat Near You! We are starting a new volunteer program and we need you! If you enjoy nature and want to give something back to your natural state, we are developing activities  ... Read More

Big Finds of Little Plants at Fort Chaffee

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

In early April, ANHC botanists Brent Baker and Theo Witsell teamed up with biologists from Fort Chaffee to search for one of the smallest (and rarest) plants in the state, geocarpon (Geocarpon min ... Read More

Celebrate Endangered Species Day

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was passed in 1973 to protect endangered and threatened plant and animal species. An Endangered species is in danger of becoming extinct throughout its habitat ra ... Read More

Panels Tell Story of Clark Wetlands

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Staff from the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) recently designed 12 interpretive panels that are now displayed along the trails and boardwalk of the William E. Clark Presidential Park  ... Read More


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