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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

Commissioners Visit Cave Springs Cave and Kings River Falls

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), staff, and partners recently visited the Illinois River Watershed Partnership (IRWP) Education Center (http://www.irwp.org/about-irwp/watershed-san ... Read More

ANHC: Out in the Community

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

During the spring, the ANHC gets many requests for participation in conservation-related outreach efforts, many of which include hosting information booths. Even though we have a small staff, we  ... Read More

Children's Artwork Wanted -- Endangered Species Art Contest

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 25, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) is partnering again this year with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Arkansas Field Office’s 7th Annual Arkansas Endangered Specie ... Read More

Byrd Lake Trail Improvements Complete, Trail Reopens

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Renovations are complete and a newly improved nature trail is now open at Byrd Lake Natural Area (/natural-areas/byrd-lake-natural-area) (NA) in Pine Bluff. The site upgrades were made possible by ... Read More

Kings River Falls Natural Area's Parking Is Expanded

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, December 28, 2015

Kings River Falls Natural Area (NA) in Madison County is one of the ANHC’s most visited natural areas year-round. Until recently, parking at Kings River Falls NA could be a problem on busy day ... Read More

Volunteer Appreciation/Clean-Up Day at Devil's Eyebrow a Success

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Thirty-two volunteers recently worked with the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) (http://www.agfc.com/Pages/default.aspx), and the Bea ... Read More

Cave Surveys at Cave Springs Cave Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cave Springs Cave Natural Area (/natural-areas/cave-springs-cave-natural-area), a 57-acre property located in Benton County, is an outstanding example of an Ozark Mountains cave stream. The natur ... Read More

Work Improves Beauty of Kings River Falls

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, February 28, 2014

If you visit Kings River Natural Area this spring, you will see the results of a great partnership with the ANHC, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, private landowners, and Madison County, tha ... Read More


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