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Acres Added to Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The ANHC recently acquired a 638-acre addition to the Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Area (DENA) (/natural-areas/devil-39-s-eyebrow-natural-area) that will provide additional public access and increased  ... Read More

Smith and Pruitt Capture 20 Northern Saw-whet Owls in Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 20, 2015

Dr. Kim Smith, University of Arkansas (http://www.uark.edu) professor of biological sciences, and Mitchell Pruitt, University of Arkansas biology student, have been setting records for capturing a ... Read More

Late-Blooming Plants Can Help Fall Migrants

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Many of us associate migration with spring and fall, because the majority of migration is seasonal. In the spring, we plant and tend flowerbeds, and anticipate the colorful blooms that are the rew ... Read More

Water Quality Sampling at Big Creek

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) recently hosted a field trip to Big Creek Natural Area for visitors and commission ... Read More

Lorance Creek Gets Much Needed Improvements

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

In 1989, the first lands were purchased in what would become Lorance Creek Natural Area. ANHC and The Nature Conservancy worked together to acquire the open water, cypress-tupelo swamp ... 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

Cave Surveys at Cave Springs Cave Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cave Springs Cave Natural Area (/natural-areas/cave-springs-cave-natural-area), a 57-acre property located in Benton County, is an outstanding example of an Ozark Mountains cave stream. The natur ... Read More

Restoring Shale Glades at Middle Fork Barrens

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, December 22, 2014

Middle Fork Barrens (/natural-areas/middle-fork-barrens-natural-area) supports two distinct types of shale glades — dry hillside glades and seasonally-wet flat glades containing intermittent ... Read More

RCW Project Builds Momentum at Warren Prairie

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, November 24, 2014

Two new male and two female Red-cockaded Woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) are making themselves at home at Warren Prairie Natural Area (WPNA). Last month, ANHC and The Nature Conservancy released f ... Read More

Sampling Provides Good News at Kings River

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, August 25, 2014

The ANHC aquatic species biologist Jason Throneberry and staff from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) recently completed water quality and biological sampling on portions of  ... Read More


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