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ANHC Kicks Off 2019 Prescribed Fire Season

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, October 08, 2019

by John O'Dell For the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), the annual prescribed burn season usually begins in September, and continues through the winter into early spring. Depending on  ... Read More

Restoring Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands With Fire

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, October 04, 2019

by Theo Witsell The specific effects of fire depend largely on the intensity and also the timing, or seasonality, of a particular burn. Stand replacement fires, intense fires that move through the ... Read More

Trail Dedicated at Devil's Knob-Devil's Backbone Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, October 31, 2018

New trail increases accessibility for recreation The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) dedicated a new nature trail at Devil’s Knob-Devil’s Backbone Natural Area on October 30, 2018. The ... 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

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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