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Karst surveys guide conservation

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 29, 2019

by Bryan Rupar, ANHC The ANHC and partners from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), and the Illinois River Water ... Read More

Arkansas's karst: salamanders call it home

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 29, 2019

by Dustin Lynch, ANHC Arkansas’s cave and karst habitats are home to a disproportionately high number of sensitive and rare species and comprise an amazing part of our state’s natural heritage ... Read More

Karst geology supports rare plants

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 29, 2019

by Theo Witsell, ANHC There are many different types of native plants found in Arkansas. Some of those species are found only in soils derived from limestone, dolomite, chalk, or other high-pH ... Read More

From the Field: RCW Translocation, a Firsthand Account

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Leslie Patrick It was very early in the morning when we arrived at Warren Prairie Natural Area (WPNA) (/natural-areas/warren-prairie-natural-area) for the release of the translocated red-co ... 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

Partner Spotlight: Ricky O'Neill

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 31, 2017

The ANHC accomplishes big things with its small staff, thanks to help from its many partners. One of those key partners is Ricky O’Neill, a wildlife biologist and forestry manager with Potlatch Ti ... Read More

Volunteer Keesling Assists the ANHC With Rare Plant Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has a small staff and a big mission, so we often rely on volunteers to increase our reach. One way that volunteers can help us is to gather images a ... 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

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

ANHC Volunteer Profile: Craig Fraiser and John Moore

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has a small staff and a big mission, so we often rely on volunteers to increase our reach. One way that volunteers can help us is to gather images o ... Read More


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