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Tom Foti Officially Retires From the ANHC

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 31, 2018

The ANHC’s Senior Ecologist (or as some know him, Arkansas’s Ecologist Emeritus), Tom Foti is officially retiring from the ANHC at the end of June 2018. Foti served with the ANHC for 21 years, fir ... Read More

Alum Fork Natural Area Protects Land Along Saline River

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 30, 2018

The ANHC recently purchased a conservation easement on 232 acres in Saline County adjacent to over 1 mile of the Alum Fork of the Saline River, creating Alum Fork Natural Area (NA). Alum Fork NA i ... Read More

Classic Detective Work and Modern Tools Pay Off for Heritage Database

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, July 28, 2017

Since 1978, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has maintained a dynamic biodiversity database of rare species and natural communities (/Research-and-Data/arkansas-heritage-program). T ... Read More

ANHC Receives Grant to Expand Devil's Eyebrow

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 25, 2017

The ANHC was recently awarded a $210,000 grant from The Walton Family Foundation (http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/) for the purchase of additional land adjacent to Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Ar ... 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

New Trail Dedicated at Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) (http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/arkansas/) dedicated a new nature trail at  ... Read More

Natural Feature: Bioblitz

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Many academic and conservation agencies conduct an annual bioblitz to expand the knowledge of a particular natural environment. But what exactly is a bioblitz? What is a Bioblitz? The term “bi ... 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

Ozark Natural Science Center Completes Inaugural BioBlitz

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Ozark Natural Science Center (ONSC) (http://onsc.us/index.php), located on the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission’s (ANHC) Bear Hollow Natural Area (/natural-areas/bear-hollow-natural-area), ... Read More


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