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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

2020 Art Contest Winners Announced

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The judges have decided, and the winners are in! The ANHC, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Arkansas Field Office have chosen the student winners fo ... Read More

Eight RCWs Translocated to Warren Prairie NA

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 21, 2019

ANHC staff released eight red-cockaded woodpeckers (Dryobates borealis, RCW) at Warren Prairie Natural Area (WPNA) in Bradley and Drew counties this October, augmenting successful efforts to reest ... Read More

Winners Announced in Tenth Annual Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art Contest

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Arkansas Field Office partnered with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), and the ANHC to sponsor the Tenth Annual Arkansas Endangered Species D ... Read More

Student Artists Wanted for Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art Contest

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 28, 2019

The 10th Annual Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art Contest is seeking submissions from Arkansas’s K-12 students. The competition, sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Arkansas Field  ... Read More

Connecticut Birders Make Annual Trek to Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, January 31, 2019

by Leslie Patrick Recently, ANHC Aquatic Ecologist Dustin Lynch led a birding tour at Warren Prairie Natural Area (NA) for nine members of the Connecticut Audubon Society. This marks the 12th y ... Read More

Harperella: An Endangered Wetland Plant

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, November 14, 2018

by Brent Baker Wetlands can support a variety of plants, and accommodate a number of rare plants as well. Almost 20 percent of the plants considered to be of state conservation concern in Arkansas ... Read More

2018 Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art Contest Winners Announced

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, June 25, 2018

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Arkansas Field Office (http://www.fws.gov/arkansas-es/index.html) partnered with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) (https://www.agfc.com/en/) ... Read More

Partners Tour Warren Prairie; See Rare Bird Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

ANHC Chief of Research, Bill Holimon, recently held a partner day at Warren Prairie Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/warren-prairie-natural-area). The day came about as Holimon planned a tour for ... Read More


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