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The bat killer: White-Nose Syndrome

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 29, 2019

Reprinted with permission from Bats of Arkansas (Perry, Roger M., Moore, P., Armstrong, K. and Robbins, L. Bats of Arkansas, Publication Number 8. Indiana State University Center for Bat Rese ... Read More

Artificial bark: can it help Arkansas's bats?

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 29, 2019

by Sarah Martin Bats are an important part of our nation’s ecosystems, and provide significant pest control for American farmers. However, there is growing concern regarding the threats to Nor ... Read More

Arkansas Bat Species Declining From White-Nose Syndrome

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, October 30, 2017

Article content courtesy of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (https://www.agfc.com/en/), used with permission Surveys conducted by researchers across Arkansas last winter found that popu ... Read More

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

Slippery Hollow Natural Area Expanded

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 31, 2017

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) recently closed on a 67-acre addition to Slippery Hollow Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/slippery-hollow-natural-area) in Marion County. The  ... Read More

ANHC Aquatic Ecologist Awarded for Work at Foushee Cave Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, February 27, 2017

At the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Arkansas chapter of the American Fisheries Society (https://arkansasafs.wildapricot.org/), Jason Throneberry, ANHC Aquatic Ecologist, received an award for his ... Read More

Acquisition Adds Acres to Foushee Cave Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission recently closed on a 400-acre addition to the Foushee Cave Natural Area (/natural-areas/foushee-cave-natural-area) (now 3,132 acres total at the site). The ... Read More

ANHC Awarded Golden Paddle for Conservation

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 04, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) was recently awarded the Golden Paddle Award in Conservation from the Illinois River Watershed Partnership (IRWP) (http://www.irwp.org/). The Golden ... 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

Natural Feature: Amazing Mysteries of Migration

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Saturday, April 30, 2016

For many people spring begins when birds return, filling neighborhoods and parks with their songs. The annual migration of birds is one of the world's great wildlife spectacles, but migration is n ... Read More


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