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Study of Arkansas Tree Guides Scientists to a New Moth Discovery

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 30, 2016

Curiosity and observation are keys to any new discovery. Such was the case for Dr. Donald R. Davis and Dr. Gary R. Graves, who recently published their research (http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10. ... Read More

Partnerships Grow, Improving Restoration Efforts and Fish Habitat

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 30, 2016

What do rare, rocky glade habitats and the sport fish bass and crappie have in common? For the ANHC and the Hot Springs Village Property Owners’ Association (http://hsvpoa.org/), the answer is eas ... Read More

Panels at Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area Complete Trail

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 30, 2016

If cooler temperatures and fall colors turn your thoughts to hiking, the rugged beauty of the trails at Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Area (NA) now have signage and informational panels to make your tr ... Read More

Natural Feature: Bioblitz

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Many academic and conservation agencies conduct an annual bioblitz to expand the knowledge of a particular natural environment. But what exactly is a bioblitz? What is a Bioblitz? The term “bi ... Read More

Neighbors at Middle Fork Barrens Pitch In to Remove Cedar

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

ANHC has been working to remove Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) from Middle Fork Barrens Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/middle-fork-barrens-natural-area) in Saline County. Middle Fork  ... Read More

RCW Populations Continue to Grow

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Thanks to efforts by the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), and its partners throughout the state, red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis, RCW) populations increased this year on thr ... Read More

Wild Parsnip: Invasive Plant That "Burns"

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, July 21, 2016

Theo Witsell, ANHC botanist and ecologist, was recently interviewed by THV 11 (http://www.thv11.com/mb/news/local/beware-of-wild-parsnip-plants-spreading-into-ark/261988873) and featured on an e ... Read More

ANHC Volunteer Profile: Craig Fraiser and John Moore

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has a small staff and a big mission, so we often rely on volunteers to increase our reach. One way that volunteers can help us is to gather images o ... Read More

eBird Contributes to Birding, Conservation, and Tourism

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission’s (ANHC) natural areas support many rare birds and other birds of interest to birders. But knowing what species is where can be problematic. Wouldn’t it be ... Read More

Acquisition Adds 1,073 Acres to Longview Saline Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has finalized the acquisition of a 1,073-acre addition to Longview Saline Natural Area (/natural-areas/longview-saline-natural-area), funded in part ... Read More


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