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Bat Week is Coming!

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, October 09, 2020

Bat Week, an annual, international celebration of the role of bats in nature, is observed October 24 to 31. Bat Week is designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation. Due to the  ... Read More

At Age 17, ANHC Herbarium Has Accessioned Over 15,000 Specimens

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, October 09, 2020

The ANHC Herbarium was founded in 2003 and officially recognized by the international Index Herbariorum (IH) in 2010 when it had totaled 5,000 accessioned (http://collections.paleo.amnh.org/tools- ... Read More

Cooper's Hawk Family Visits ANHC Director at Home

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, October 08, 2020

This summer, ANHC Director Bill Holimon and his wife, Devon, were visited at their home by three juvenile Cooper’s hawks (Accipiter cooperii). The Cooper’s hawks stayed in the area for at least th ... Read More

ANHC Names New Chief of Acquisitions and Stewardship

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, October 08, 2020

Kyle Lapham has been named as the new ANHC Chief of Acquisitions and Stewardship. Lapham most recently worked at SunPro Solar as a solar designer, but prior to that was the Arkansas Fire Manager f ... Read More

ANHC Hosts Arkansas WeDigBio Events

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, September 28, 2020

The ANHC is hosting a WeDigBio transcription blitz this October 15-18! WeDigBio, which stands for Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections, is an event that encourages people worldwi ... Read More

New Place to Park, Hit the Trail at Sweden Creek Falls

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, September 02, 2020

A new, larger parking area recently opened at Sweden Creek Falls Natural Area (NA) and the trail has been rerouted to begin there. For several years, parking at the natural area has been inadequat ... Read More

Updated Study Guide Ready for New School Year

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, September 02, 2020

One of our longest running and most popular educational offerings is the “Natural Divisions of Arkansas – A Classroom Guide,” (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=128193) the educational program, and othe ... Read More

A Journey Through 1800s Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, September 02, 2020

by Leslie Patrick Have you ever wondered about the native plants and animals that were in Arkansas in the 1800s? Were they the same or different than what we encounter today? If you were to ti ... Read More

Arkansas's Native Seed Program Featured in National Webinar

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, September 02, 2020

ANHC Chief of Research, Theo Witsell, and Arkansas Native Seed Program (ANSP) Coordinator, Jennifer Ogle recently presented the “Natural Areas as Seeds for Restoration: The Arkansas Native Seed Pr ... Read More

Reassessment of Arkansas Crayfish Conservation Ranks

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, July 16, 2020

by Dustin Lynch The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has been working since its establishment in 1973 to protect and document the amazing biodiversity of the Natural State. This is acco ... Read More


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