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North Little Rock Middle School Students Job Shadow at ANHC

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Eighth graders Peyton Greenwood (pictured left) and Mary Hill (pictured right) spent several hours shadowing ANHC staff in March as part of the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce (http://nlrcha ... Read More

Habitat Restoration Helps Many Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) uses a variety of techniques to restore lands (http://www.naturalheritage.com/Natural_Areas/natural-area-stewardship) to a different time – a time b ... Read More

Something Old, Something New: Two More Plants for Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April saw two new plants documented from Arkansas, one fresh from the field and the other from pressed specimens collected more than 127 years ago. The first was common fumitory (Fumaria officinal ... Read More

New Educational Offerings Celebrate Beatrix Potter

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

This summer (July 28) marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of famed children’s author Beatrix Potter. Not only are we celebrating her sesquicentennial birthday, but in September, a newl ... Read More

Lend a Helping Hand

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

As the weather warms up and the flowers bloom, more people head outdoors to enjoy our beautiful state. If you enjoy being outside and in nature, then we have the perfect activity for you – volunte ... Read More

Plan Your Next Outdoor Adventure With New Trail Information

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

ANHC recently updated the information on our website for several of our natural area trails. Trail length, difficulty, ADA accessibility, and descriptions can be found on our Visit a Natural Area  ... Read More

Children's Artwork Wanted -- Endangered Species Art Contest

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 25, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) is partnering again this year with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Arkansas Field Office’s 7th Annual Arkansas Endangered Specie ... Read More

Studies Show That Time Outdoors is Good For Your Health

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 25, 2016

Scientific researchers have suspected for years that nature works primarily by lowering stress. Compared with people who have city building window views, those who can see trees and grass have  ... Read More

Arkansans Value Space Outdoors -- Plan Helps Provide Access

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 25, 2016

Recently, 79 percent of a group of Northwest Arkansans surveyed identified the protection of natural areas that support walking, hiking, biking, and exploring as “very important.” The second hi ... Read More

Arkansas Ties to Major Tarantula Study

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Study Uses ANHC Data, Names a New Tarantula After Famous Arkansan The state of Arkansas and, specifically the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), have some unique ties to a new, comprehe ... Read More


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