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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

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

Plant Feature: Ashe's Juniper

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 17, 2011

Arkansas has two species of native juniper trees. The common species, which occurs statewide, is the eastern red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana). Ashe’s juniper (Juniperus ashei) (above) is muc ... Read More

A Blast From The Past

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Katie (left) and Pearl (right) are working mules. Their owner, David Blankenship, recently contracted with ANHC to remove invasive eastern red-cedar from limestone-dolomite glades on a porti ... Read More

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