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System of Natural Areas Surpasses 70,000-acre milestone

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 18, 2020

The ANHC closed on the acquisition of a 636.3-acre tract that is an addition to Warren Prairie Natural Area (NA) in southern Arkansas. Total cost was $1,240,000 with $930,000 paid for with a U.S.  ... Read More

Partnership Discovers Caves on Natural Areas, Creates Maps

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 18, 2020

ANHC staff members Emily Roberts and Ryan Leeson-Spotts have been partnering with Dr. Kayla Sapkota, vice president of the Cave Research Foundation (CRF), and other CRF volunteers to discover, inv ... Read More

Looking for a Getaway? Come Hang Out at Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Do you enjoy the beauty of nature but want to keep your creature comforts? Are you thinking of getting away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, but don’t want to go far? Hoping to find a way ... Read More

Two Grants Fund Habitat Restoration at Warren Prairie

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, May 29, 2020

From January through May of this year, Warren Prairie Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/warren-prairie-natural-area) was abuzz with restoration activity. Specialized hand work crews removed sweetg ... Read More

NWTF Provides Funds to ANHC for Habitat Restoration and Protection

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, August 29, 2019

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) - Arkansas chapter (http://www.nwtf.org/about/state/arkansas) has been a strong supporter of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) in recent ye ... Read More

ANHC Acquires an Additional 132 Acres at Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 28, 2019

The ANHC recently closed on a 132-acre addition at Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Area (DENA) in Benton and Carroll counties, bringing the total acreage of the natural area to approximately 3,161 acres.  ... Read More

Byrd Lake and Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Areas Benefit From ANAP Workdays

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 28, 2019

In January, an Adopt a Natural Area Program (ANAP) adopter, the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Office (JCCEO) – Southeast Arkansas Stormwater Education (SASE), held a cleanup day at Byrd L ... 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

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

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


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