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Partnership Benefits ANHC and LR Zoo

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Thanks to a reciprocally beneficial Cooperative Agreement, the Little Rock Zoo (https://www.littlerockzoo.com/) staff helps assist the ANHC Research and Stewardship sections wi ... Read More

BFF (bird friendly fungus) for RCWs (red-cockaded woodpeckers)

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Unlike most woodpeckers in our area that nest and roost in dead trees or the dead portions of trees, the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW, Picoides borealis) makes its h ... 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

RCW Recovery Continues at Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Missing from (/natural-areas/warren-prairie-natural-area)Warren Prairie Natural Area (WPNA) (https://www.fs.usda.gov/kisatchie) for nearly three decades, red-cockaded woodpeck ... 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

Land Added at Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission recently closed on a 937-acre addition to Warren Prairie Natural Area (NA). The ANHC and Potlatch Corporation (http://www.potlatchcorp.com/) signed a purch ... 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

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

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

Eight RCWs Released at Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 20, 2015

Staff from the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), the U.S. Forest Service (http://www.fs.fed.us/), and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) (http://www.wlf.louisiana ... Read More


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