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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

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

ANHC volunteers help out across the state

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 21, 2018

ANHC Adopt a Natural Area Program (ANAP) partners and other volunteers have been busy this fall and winter working on natural areas and participating in seed collecting events. We appreciate all o ... Read More

ANHC Receives 4.19 Acres From Mitigation Project

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 30, 2018

The Grand Prairie Irrigation Project, locally sponsored by the White River Irrigation District (WRID), is constructing an irrigation canal crossing and new bridge approaches along Highway 70 near ... Read More

Collection Days Benefit Native Seed Program

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Arkansas Native Seed Program (/blog/native-seed-program-takes-root) is off to a successful start. During five events in October and November, ANHC and Audubon Arkansas (http://ar.audubon.org/) ... Read More

Native Seed Program Takes Root

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 04, 2016

Throughout the last month, you may have heard about, or participated in, our Prairie Seed Collection Days. In cooperation with Audubon Arkansas and with the assistance of volunteers, we have colle ... 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

Spotlight on Non-Native Invasive Plants

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Competitive Advantage Every species of plant or animal has a native home – somewhere that it has existed for thousands of years. Non-native invasive plant species are plants artificially introdu ... Read More

Breaking Ground: Grand Prairie Restoration

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, September 22, 2008

Prior to European settlement, the Grand Prairie (/Education/habitats-and-ecology) ecosystem covered approximately 900,000 acres, with 400,000 acres consisting of tallgrass prairie. During the earl ... Read More


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