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A Tribute to Former Arkansas First Lady Betty Bumpers and H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, November 26, 2018

Former Arkansas First Lady, Betty Flanagan Bumpers passed away Friday, November 23 at the age of 93. While many are familiar with her outreach campaigns for childhood vaccinations and world peace, ... Read More

Acres Added to H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 28, 2018

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission recently acquired an additional 81.8 acres at H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area (http://www.naturalheritage.com/natural-areas/h-e-flanagan-prairie-natural ... 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

ANHC Recognizes ANAP Groups

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, September 28, 2017

Founded in 2016, the ANHC’s Adopt a Natural Area Program (ANAP) (/Get-Involved/volunteer) encourages groups to sign up to adopt a local natural area as stewards, helping conduct volunteer event ... Read More

Upcoming Native Seed Collection Events

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Last fall, the ANHC and Audubon Arkansas held seed collection days to collect native prairie seed for habitat restoration projects. These volunteer events marked the beginning of the Arkansas Nat ... Read More

WAMN Collect and Disperse Seeds at Flanagan Prairie

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Western Arkansas Master Naturalists (WAMN) recently collected native seed for habitat restoration at H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area (/natural-areas/h-e-flanagan-prairie-natural-area). The  ... 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

Sen. Dale Bumpers: Preserving the Best of Arkansas's Natural Heritage

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Originally named the Arkansas Environmental Preservation Commission (AEPC), the ANHC grew out of Act 112 of 1973. Since that time, the ANHC has benefited from the leadership of many governors and  ... Read More

​Commission and Staff Tour of H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), staff, and friends recently toured H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area in Franklin County. Despite soggy ground from recent heavy rains, parti ... Read More

New Plant for Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 16, 2012

During recent field inventory on native prairies in the Arkansas Valley, ANHC staff discovered a plant previously only known from Texas! The new Arkansas population is approximately 400 miles from ... Read More


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