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The Historic Role of Fire in Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, October 08, 2019

by Theo Witsell Our modern landscape is so different from that of the past that it is hard for us to understand the magnitude of fire’s historic role in shaping plant communities in Arkansas. Befo ... Read More

Fire Ecology in Arkansas Ecosystems

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, October 08, 2019

by Theo Witsell Across Arkansas, as in states across the Southeast, many native plants and animals depend on grassland and open woodland habitat. This seems like a paradox to many people, who were ... Read More

More than just flowers

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

by Leslie Patrick For several years, a regular feature on our Facebook and Instagram pages has been a weekly post called Friday Flower. The posts highlight native plants with showy or interesti ... 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

NCAMN Help Out at Baker Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, July 28, 2017

Seven members of the North Central Arkansas Master Naturalists (NCAMN) (http://wordpress.arkansasmasternaturalists.org/category/s1-amn-s/c4-nc-c/) volunteered at Baker Prairie Natural Area (NA) (/ ... Read More

Prairies, Glades, and Barrens: Rare Habitats for Rare Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 01, 2016

When European explorers and early settlers first came to what is now Arkansas they encountered not an unbroken forest but a diverse patchwork of dense forests, open woodlands, and treeless grassla ... Read More

Another Rare Plant at Baker Prairie

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, July 16, 2012

Despite a long history of intense field studies by many well-respected botanists, another rare plant was recently found at Baker Prairie Natural Area. Previously known from only one other site in  ... Read More


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