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Newest Natural Area Lies Just West of Little Rock

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, June 25, 2018

Governor Asa Hutchinson and Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) Director Stacy Hurst dedicated Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area (/natural-areas/rattlesnake-ridge-natural-area)(NA) earlier this sp ... Read More

Three Tracts Add Acreage to H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, June 25, 2018

Three tracts of high-quality prairie remnants have added 116.94 acres to H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/h-e-flanagan-prairie-natural-area) in Franklin County. The three c ... Read More

Tom Foti's Top Five Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tom Foti has been one of the chief architects of the state’s System of Natural Areas through the history of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, so we asked him to list his top five favorite  ... Read More

Alum Fork Natural Area Protects Land Along Saline River

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 30, 2018

The ANHC recently purchased a conservation easement on 232 acres in Saline County adjacent to over 1 mile of the Alum Fork of the Saline River, creating Alum Fork Natural Area (NA). Alum Fork NA i ... Read More

Butterfly Expert Studies Habitat at Terre Noire Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, October 30, 2017

As a small state agency with a big mission, the ANHC works in partnership to increase its reach. One of the ways that the ANHC achieves this is by contracting with individuals who are experts in s ... Read More

New Tract at Slippery Hollow Adds 80 Acres; Supports Bats

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, July 28, 2017

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) recently closed on an 80-acre addition to Slippery Hollow Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/slippery-hollow-natural-area) in Marion County. The addi ... Read More

Volunteers and Local Partners Participate in Lakes Appreciation Month at Devil's Eyebrow

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, July 28, 2017

In celebration of Lakes Appreciation Month, the ANHC partnered with the Beaver Watershed Alliance (BWA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), and The Nat ... Read More

ANHC Receives Grant to Expand Devil's Eyebrow

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 25, 2017

The ANHC was recently awarded a $210,000 grant from The Walton Family Foundation (http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/) for the purchase of additional land adjacent to Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Ar ... Read More

ANHC Aquatic Ecologist Awarded for Work at Foushee Cave Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, February 27, 2017

At the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Arkansas chapter of the American Fisheries Society (https://arkansasafs.wildapricot.org/), Jason Throneberry, ANHC Aquatic Ecologist, received an award for his ... 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


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