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Contest Winners Announced, Art Displayed at Nature Center

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 25, 2017

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Arkansas Field Office (https://www.fws.gov/arkansas-es/) partnered with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) (http://www.agfc.com/Pages/default.a ... Read More

Darrell Bowman Named Director of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, January 26, 2017

Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage (http://www.arkansasheritage.com/), has named Darrell Bowman as director of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC). Bowman had ... Read More

ANHC Staff Teach at Burn School

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 04, 2016

Fire is one of the major lacking ecological processes in the landscape today. When used as part of an integrated management plan, prescribed fire (/blog/prescribed-fire-a-helpful-management-tool)  ... 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

Partnerships Grow, Improving Restoration Efforts and Fish Habitat

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 30, 2016

What do rare, rocky glade habitats and the sport fish bass and crappie have in common? For the ANHC and the Hot Springs Village Property Owners’ Association (http://hsvpoa.org/), the answer is eas ... Read More

Panels at Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area Complete Trail

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 30, 2016

If cooler temperatures and fall colors turn your thoughts to hiking, the rugged beauty of the trails at Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Area (NA) now have signage and informational panels to make your tr ... Read More

RCW Populations Continue to Grow

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Thanks to efforts by the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), and its partners throughout the state, red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis, RCW) populations increased this year on thr ... Read More

Acquisition Adds 1,073 Acres to Longview Saline Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has finalized the acquisition of a 1,073-acre addition to Longview Saline Natural Area (/natural-areas/longview-saline-natural-area), funded in part ... 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

Partnership Benefits Two Agencies: Restoration of Prairies and Glades for Fish and Anglers

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 01, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) (http://www.agfc.com/Pages/default.aspx) are partnering on a project that will aid in prairie and glade r ... Read More


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