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Endangered Woodpeckers Have Banner Nest Season at Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

More than a decade ago, the ANHC intensified its efforts to recover populations of the federally endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis, RCW) in Arkansas. Those efforts produced gre ... 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

Partners Tour Warren Prairie; See Rare Bird Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

ANHC Chief of Research, Bill Holimon, recently held a partner day at Warren Prairie Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/warren-prairie-natural-area). The day came about as Holimon planned a tour for ... Read More

Partnership Benefits ANHC and LR Zoo

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Thanks to a reciprocally beneficial Cooperative Agreement, the Little Rock Zoo (https://www.littlerockzoo.com/) staff helps assist the ANHC Research and Stewardship sections wi ... Read More

BFF (bird friendly fungus) for RCWs (red-cockaded woodpeckers)

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Unlike most woodpeckers in our area that nest and roost in dead trees or the dead portions of trees, the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW, Picoides borealis) makes its h ... Read More

Disabled Veterans Hunt at Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (https://www.agfc.com/en/) (AGFC), National Wild Turkey Federation (http://www.nwtf.org/about/state/arkansas) (NW ... Read More

From the Field: RCW Translocation, a Firsthand Account

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Leslie Patrick It was very early in the morning when we arrived at Warren Prairie Natural Area (WPNA) (/natural-areas/warren-prairie-natural-area) for the release of the translocated red-co ... Read More

Adaptations Help Illustrate Importance of Biodiversity

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Protection and restoration of open pine ecosystems (woodlands dominated by large pine trees spaced about 50 feet apart with sparse mid-story and shrub layers and a rich herbace ... Read More

RCW Recovery Continues at Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Missing from (/natural-areas/warren-prairie-natural-area)Warren Prairie Natural Area (WPNA) (https://www.fs.usda.gov/kisatchie) for nearly three decades, red-cockaded woodpeck ... 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


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