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Acquisition Adds 1,073 Acres to Longview Saline Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has finalized the acquisition of a 1,073-acre addition to Longview Saline Natural Area (/natural-areas/longview-saline-natural-area), funded in part ... Read More

Missing Milkweed Found in Baxter County

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Twenty different species of milkweeds have been documented in Arkansas since records started being kept in the early 1800s, but until May of this year only 19 of the 20 could be accounted for. The ... Read More

Celebrate Nature's Essential Helpers During National Pollinator Week

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 22, 2016

National Pollinator Week, established by the U.S. Senate in 2007, is an annual celebration of pollinators and their role in our ecosystem, economy, and world food supply. Governor Asa Hutchinson h ... Read More

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

Kings River Falls Natural Area's Parking Is Expanded

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, December 28, 2015

Kings River Falls Natural Area (NA) in Madison County is one of the ANHC’s most visited natural areas year-round. Until recently, parking at Kings River Falls NA could be a problem on busy day ... 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

Work Improves Beauty of Kings River Falls

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, February 28, 2014

If you visit Kings River Natural Area this spring, you will see the results of a great partnership with the ANHC, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, private landowners, and Madison County, tha ... Read More


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