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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

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


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