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Council Provides Network, Training for Prescribed Fire Professionals

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, October 08, 2019

by Brian Mitchell The Arkansas Prescribed Fire Council (APFC) was formed in 1997 (formerly known as the Arkansas Prescribed Fire Committee) to promote the benefits of prescribed fire to agen ... Read More

Restoring Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands With Fire

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, October 04, 2019

by Theo Witsell The specific effects of fire depend largely on the intensity and also the timing, or seasonality, of a particular burn. Stand replacement fires, intense fires that move through the ... Read More

NWTF Provides Funds to ANHC for Habitat Restoration and Protection

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, August 29, 2019

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) - Arkansas chapter (http://www.nwtf.org/about/state/arkansas) has been a strong supporter of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) in recent ye ... Read More

Endangered Woodpeckers Continue to Thrive at Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, August 29, 2019

The nest season numbers are in for the federally listed endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (Dryobates borealis, RCW) on ANHC’s natural areas. RCWs had another successful year, surpassing seasonal  ... Read More

Witsell and Lynch Participate in SUPERB Summer Institute

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, August 29, 2019

ANHC’s Chief of Research, Theo Witsell, and Aquatic Ecologist, Dustin Lynch, recently participated in the Students United in Preserving, Exploring, and Researching Biodiversity (SUPERB) (http://ww ... Read More

Roberts Joins ANHC Full-Time

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, August 29, 2019

Emily Roberts, one of ANHC’s part-time land management specialists, has accepted a full-time land management position with the ANHC. She has a bachelor of science degree in environmental managemen ... Read More

Regal Fritillary Photographed at Chesney Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Until this month, the regal fritillary butterfly (Speyeria idalia) was thought to be extirpated from Arkansas. The species was last documented in the state in the 1970s, but that changed on July 8 ... Read More

Holimon Appointed to NAA Board

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission’s (ANHC) Director, Bill Holimon, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Natural Areas Association (NAA). The NAA is the only national, non-pr ... Read More

Teamwork Results in Fish Find at Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Rock Creek Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/rock-creek-natural-area) is located in north-central Arkansas in the Salem Plateau of the Ozark Mountains. One of the highlights of this natural area  ... Read More

ANAP Volunteers Collect Trash at Byrd Lake Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 30, 2019

An Adopt a Natural Area Program (ANAP) partner, the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Office (JCCEO) – Southeast Arkansas Stormwater Education (SASE) Program, recently held a trash clean-up e ... Read More


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