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Volunteer Events Kick-Start New Program

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Through the work of 20 volunteers, approximately 600 tires were removed from the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission’s (ANHC) Terre Noire Natural Area during two volunteer work days. Davis Rubber ... Read More

Work Improves Beauty of Kings River Falls

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, February 28, 2014

If you visit Kings River Natural Area this spring, you will see the results of a great partnership with the ANHC, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, private landowners, and Madison County, tha ... Read More

Endangered Species Day Art Contest

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, February 28, 2014

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) is partnering again this year to support the 5th Annual Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art contest, which encourages children to learn about endang ... Read More

Snowy Dedication of 71st Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Area was dedicated in a ceremony on Friday, May 3, 2013. The site is the 71st natural area in the System of Natural Areas managed by the Arkansas Natural Heritage ... Read More

Logoly Trails Get Unique, New Signs

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, July 16, 2012

Many parks and nature centers use panels with pictures and messages (called “wayside exhibits”) along trails, and part of the challenge with any outdoor signage is designing the frame, mounting an ... Read More

Another Rare Plant at Baker Prairie

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, July 16, 2012

Despite a long history of intense field studies by many well-respected botanists, another rare plant was recently found at Baker Prairie Natural Area. Previously known from only one other site in  ... Read More

Longview Saline Dedication

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, April 26, 2012

Learn more about Longview Saline Natural Area here. ... Read More

New Plant for Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 16, 2012

During recent field inventory on native prairies in the Arkansas Valley, ANHC staff discovered a plant previously only known from Texas! The new Arkansas population is approximately 400 miles from ... Read More

Caring For A Cave

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 16, 2012

What kind of care does a cave need? At Cave Springs Cave Natural Area (/natural-areas/cave-springs-cave-natural-area), the answer is very careful care! Small, sensitive species that hide in the da ... Read More

The American Burying Beetle

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, February 13, 2012

The American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) is the only endangered insect in the state of Arkansas. Also known as the giant carrion beetle, these insects have a specialized way of caring  ... Read More


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