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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

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

Habitat Restoration Helps Many Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) uses a variety of techniques to restore lands (http://www.naturalheritage.com/Natural_Areas/natural-area-stewardship) to a different time – a time b ... Read More

New Educational Offerings Celebrate Beatrix Potter

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

This summer (July 28) marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of famed children’s author Beatrix Potter. Not only are we celebrating her sesquicentennial birthday, but in September, a newl ... Read More

Event Launches Lost Forty Project Foundation

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, December 29, 2015

At an event on December 21 at the Lost 40 Brewery, the Lost Forty Project Foundation, a joint venture of ANHC and Lost 40 Brewery (https://www.facebook.com/lost40beer) was announced. The Found ... Read More

Beatrix Potter: Mycologist, Artist, and Author

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Helen Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) is well-known for her children's books (with characters such as Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck), but few know that the acclaimed children's book author was al ... Read More

Pollinators: Nature’s Essential Helpers

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, June 22, 2015

Pollinators comprise a diversity of wild creatures, from birds and bats to butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, and even the occasional land mammal or reptile. They ensure full harvests of crops an ... Read More


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