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Partnership Produces Conservation Plan to Save Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators in Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Arkansas Monarch and Pollinator Conservation Plan, a critical Arkansas strategy for conserving monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus), pollinators, and their habitats, has been finalized and i ... Read More

Solomon Promoted to Habitat Coordinator; Two New Staff Members at ANHC

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Patrick Solomon, formerly one of the ANHC’s land management specialists, has been promoted into the newly created ANHC habitat coordinator position. As habitat coordinator, Solomon will use proje ... Read More

Endangered Woodpeckers Have Banner Nest Season at Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

More than a decade ago, the ANHC intensified its efforts to recover populations of the federally endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis, RCW) in Arkansas. Those efforts produced gre ... Read More

"Freshwater Biology" Publishes Photo by Lynch on Cover

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

ANHC’s Aquatic Ecologist, Dustin Lynch, is no stranger to being published in scientific journals. It often comes with the territory of working as a scientist and conducting research. However, not  ... Read More

Foti Receives Conservationist of the Year Award

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tom Foti, recently retired from the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, has been named the Harold Alexander Conservationist of the Year by the Arkansas Wildlife Federation (AWF) (https://www.arw ... Read More

ANAP Groups Stay Busy on Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The ANHC’s Adopt a Natural Area Program (ANAP) (/Get-Involved/volunteer) members have recently held several work days on natural areas. The ANAP pairs adopting groups with local natural areas as s ... Read More

Newest Natural Area Lies Just West of Little Rock

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, June 25, 2018

Governor Asa Hutchinson and Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) Director Stacy Hurst dedicated Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area (/natural-areas/rattlesnake-ridge-natural-area)(NA) earlier this sp ... Read More

Three Tracts Add Acreage to H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, June 25, 2018

Three tracts of high-quality prairie remnants have added 116.94 acres to H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/h-e-flanagan-prairie-natural-area) in Franklin County. The three c ... Read More

2018 Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art Contest Winners Announced

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, June 25, 2018

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Arkansas Field Office (http://www.fws.gov/arkansas-es/index.html) partnered with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) (https://www.agfc.com/en/) ... Read More

Hiking Trail Completed at DKDB Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, June 25, 2018

A new hiking trail has been installed at Devil's Knob-Devil's Backbone Natural Area (/natural-areas/devil-39-s-knob-devil-39-s-backbone-natural-area) in Izard County. The trail is open to the publ ... Read More


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