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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

Annual Christmas Bird Count Continues Despite Pandemic

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC) (https://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count) enters its 121st year this December, continuing its successful annual  ... 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

Annual Trek for the Birds

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 27, 2020

Members of the Connecticut Audubon Society have been visiting Arkansas for winter birding tours since 2007. One of their routine destinations has been Warren Prairie Natural Area (NA), located in  ... Read More

The Digitization Revolution: New Discoveries From Old Collections

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

by Theo Witsell In 1999, when I was wrapping up an undergraduate degree in botany, most of the professional botanists in the state got together and formed a working group called the Arkansas Vascu ... Read More

Annual Christmas Bird Count in Full Swing

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 20, 2019

Now in its 120th year, the Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC), a program of the National Audubon Society, is a citizen science program and the nation’s longest running bird survey. An early ... 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

Endangered Woodpeckers Continue to Thrive at Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, August 29, 2019

The nest season numbers are in for the federally listed endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (Dryobates borealis, RCW) on ANHC’s natural areas. RCWs had another successful year, surpassing seasonal  ... Read More

GPS Referenced Trail Maps Guide the Way

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, June 28, 2019

If you are planning a hike, nature walk, or canoe trip on one of our natural areas, be sure to check out our new geo-referenced PDF trail maps before you go. You can find the PDFs by visiting the  ... 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


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