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Meet the ANHC Herbarium Staff

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The ANHC Herbarium staff consists of Ecologist, Chief of Research, and Curator Theo Witsell; Botanist and Collections Manager Brent Baker; Botanist and Arkansas Herbarium Digitization Coordinator  ... Read More

ANHC Herbarium: A Library of Plants

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, January 28, 2020

by Ruthie Berryhill updated from a 2013 Department of Arkansas Heritage Storyline article Books are stored, cataloged, and organized for reference in a library. An herbarium, like a library, is a  ... Read More

Witsell Gives Lecture to Clinton School for Public Service, Retraces Nuttall's Journey Through Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 21, 2019

ANHC’s Chief of Research recently gave a public lecture entitled “Following Nuttall: A Bicentenary Interpretation of Thomas Nuttall’s Exploration of the Arkansas Territory” at the Clinton School f ... Read More

Two New Faces at the ANHC

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 21, 2019

The ANHC has added two new staff members: Administrative Assistant, Ingrid Green and Botanist, Diana Soteropoulos. Ingrid has been hired as the ANHC’s new part-time administrative assistant. She r ... Read More

From the Field: Mosquitoes, Pondberry, and Appreciation

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 28, 2018

by Leslie Patrick St. Francis Sunken Lands Natural Area is a bottomland forest in northeast Arkansas in Poinsett County, on the east side of the St. Francis River. The area is slightly elevated ... Read More

DNA Confirms 3 Plant Species New to Arkansas; 1 New to Science

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 15, 2017

New discoveries are often made because something doesn’t look quite right. This is especially true in biology. “When we’re in the field we always look for odd-looking specimens that don’t qui ... Read More

Partners Use New Lab Facility

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 23, 2017

As an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH), the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) moved into offices at the newly constructed DAH headquarters in August 2016. In past  ... Read More

New Herbarium Space Completed

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has been a recognized herbarium by Index Herbariorum (IH) (http://sweetgum.nybg.org/science/ih/), the official database of worldwide herbaria maint ... 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

An Unexpected Find in an Unexpected Place

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 04, 2016

Unusual sites often support unusual species. That’s the kind of proven biological wisdom that guides the field staff of the ANHC on a daily basis. Sometimes an unusual site is a rare rock or soil  ... Read More


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