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Annual Trek for the Birds

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 27, 2020

Members of the Connecticut Audubon Society have been visiting Arkansas for winter birding tours since 2007. One of their routine destinations has been Warren Prairie Natural Area (NA), located in  ... Read More

The Digitization Revolution: New Discoveries From Old Collections

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

by Theo Witsell In 1999, when I was wrapping up an undergraduate degree in botany, most of the professional botanists in the state got together and formed a working group called the Arkansas Vascu ... Read More

Annual Christmas Bird Count in Full Swing

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 20, 2019

Now in its 120th year, the Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC), a program of the National Audubon Society, is a citizen science program and the nation’s longest running bird survey. An early ... Read More

Eight RCWs Translocated to Warren Prairie NA

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 21, 2019

ANHC staff released eight red-cockaded woodpeckers (Dryobates borealis, RCW) at Warren Prairie Natural Area (WPNA) in Bradley and Drew counties this October, augmenting successful efforts to reest ... Read More

Endangered Woodpeckers Continue to Thrive at Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, August 29, 2019

The nest season numbers are in for the federally listed endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (Dryobates borealis, RCW) on ANHC’s natural areas. RCWs had another successful year, surpassing seasonal  ... Read More

GPS Referenced Trail Maps Guide the Way

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, June 28, 2019

If you are planning a hike, nature walk, or canoe trip on one of our natural areas, be sure to check out our new geo-referenced PDF trail maps before you go. You can find the PDFs by visiting the  ... Read More

Connecticut Birders Make Annual Trek to Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, January 31, 2019

by Leslie Patrick Recently, ANHC Aquatic Ecologist Dustin Lynch led a birding tour at Warren Prairie Natural Area (NA) for nine members of the Connecticut Audubon Society. This marks the 12th y ... Read More

Hunt Held at Warren Prairie to Honor Disabled Veterans

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

This past November, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) state chapter, and Freedom Defenders Outdoors  ... Read More

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


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