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Wetland Wildlife of Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 16, 2018

by Dustin Lynch Wetlands are among the most important and imperiled of all ecosystems. Not only are they home to many remarkable species of plants and animals found nowhere else, but they also pro ... Read More

Upland Depression Wetlands in Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 16, 2018

by Theo Witsell Ancient glaciers that once covered parts of North America never made it as far south as Arkansas. This important fact is largely responsible for the impressive variety of native pl ... Read More

Groundwater-Fed Wetlands in Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 16, 2018

by Theo Witsell One way wetlands are classified is by the source of their water. Wetlands that get their water from overbank flooding of rivers are different from wetlands that get their water fro ... Read More

Wetland Plant Types and Adaptations

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 15, 2018

by Brent Baker Wetland plants, called hydrophytes, are adapted to living in water or on saturated soil all or part of the year. Wetland plants are generally classified into three main types: emerg ... Read More

Harperella: An Endangered Wetland Plant

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, November 14, 2018

by Brent Baker Wetlands can support a variety of plants, and accommodate a number of rare plants as well. Almost 20 percent of the plants considered to be of state conservation concern in Arkansas ... Read More

Reconstructing a Lost Delta Stream: The Dark Corner Stream Restoration Project

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, November 13, 2018

by Dustin Lynch The Mississippi Alluvial Plain of eastern Arkansas, commonly known as the Delta, was originally home to the largest continuous system of wetlands in North America. This region is d ... Read More

Tom Foti Officially Retires From the ANHC

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 31, 2018

The ANHC’s Senior Ecologist (or as some know him, Arkansas’s Ecologist Emeritus), Tom Foti is officially retiring from the ANHC at the end of June 2018. Foti served with the ANHC for 21 years, fir ... Read More

Tom Foti Paved the Way for Today's Partnerships

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tom Foti accomplished much throughout his career due to his tenacity, drive, and persistence. Through his fortitude, Tom also forged relationships and friendships with a wide variety of non-tradit ... Read More

The Prairie That Tom Moved

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tom Foti is a legend in the Arkansas conservation community and many stories of his creative solutions, drive and perseverance, and non-traditional partnerships will live on as part of his legacy  ... Read More

Tom Foti's Top Five Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tom Foti has been one of the chief architects of the state’s System of Natural Areas through the history of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, so we asked him to list his top five favorite  ... Read More


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