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Adaptations Help Illustrate Importance of Biodiversity

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Protection and restoration of open pine ecosystems (woodlands dominated by large pine trees spaced about 50 feet apart with sparse mid-story and shrub layers and a rich herbace ... Read More

RCW Recovery Continues at Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Missing from (/natural-areas/warren-prairie-natural-area)Warren Prairie Natural Area (WPNA) (https://www.fs.usda.gov/kisatchie) for nearly three decades, red-cockaded woodpeck ... Read More

ANHC Staff Participate in Annual Fire Workshop

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, October 30, 2017

ANHC staff members recently participated in the Arkansas Prescribed Fire Council’s “Prescribed Fire as a Management Tool” workshop at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock. Every year during the last ... Read More

Butterfly Expert Studies Habitat at Terre Noire Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, October 30, 2017

As a small state agency with a big mission, the ANHC works in partnership to increase its reach. One of the ways that the ANHC achieves this is by contracting with individuals who are experts in s ... Read More

New Free Permit Required for WMAs

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, October 30, 2017

As you may know, the ANHC has a cooperative agreement with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) (https://www.agfc.com/en/) that incorporates many of our natural areas within the AGFC’s Wil ... Read More

Arkansas Bat Species Declining From White-Nose Syndrome

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, October 30, 2017

Article content courtesy of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (https://www.agfc.com/en/), used with permission Surveys conducted by researchers across Arkansas last winter found that popu ... Read More

New Aquatic Ecologist Joins the ANHC; Documents Leopard Darter at Cossatot

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 29, 2017

Dustin Lynch is the new aquatic ecologist for the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC). Lynch is an excellent fit for the mission, method, and family here at ANHC. Lynch has a doctorate ... Read More

Ginsberg Serves as New ANHC Office Manager

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 29, 2017

Jessica Ginsberg has joined the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) as office manager. She has filled the position previously vacated by Cheryl Johnson. As part of her regular duties  ... Read More

ANHC Recognizes ANAP Groups

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, September 28, 2017

Founded in 2016, the ANHC’s Adopt a Natural Area Program (ANAP) (/Get-Involved/volunteer) encourages groups to sign up to adopt a local natural area as stewards, helping conduct volunteer event ... Read More

Upcoming Native Seed Collection Events

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Last fall, the ANHC and Audubon Arkansas held seed collection days to collect native prairie seed for habitat restoration projects. These volunteer events marked the beginning of the Arkansas Nat ... Read More


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