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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

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

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

Acres Added at Two Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 27, 2020

Recent acquisitions have added acres to Devil’s Eyebrow (/natural-areas/devil-39-s-eyebrow-natural-area) and Foushee Cave (/natural-areas/foushee-cave-natural-area) natural areas. At Devil’s E ... Read More

Arkansas Contributes to Record-breaking International Event

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 21, 2019

An international transcription blitz set records in Arkansas this October, including an event held at the Division of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) headquarters, hosted by the Arkansas Natural Heritage  ... 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 Officially Retires From the ANHC

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 31, 2018

The ANHC’s Senior Ecologist (or as some know him, Arkansas’s Ecologist Emeritus), Tom Foti is officially retiring from the ANHC at the end of June 2018. Foti served with the ANHC for 21 years, fir ... Read More

Alum Fork Natural Area Protects Land Along Saline River

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 30, 2018

The ANHC recently purchased a conservation easement on 232 acres in Saline County adjacent to over 1 mile of the Alum Fork of the Saline River, creating Alum Fork Natural Area (NA). Alum Fork NA i ... Read More

Classic Detective Work and Modern Tools Pay Off for Heritage Database

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, July 28, 2017

Since 1978, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has maintained a dynamic biodiversity database of rare species and natural communities (/Research-and-Data/arkansas-heritage-program). T ... Read More

ANHC Receives Grant to Expand Devil's Eyebrow

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 25, 2017

The ANHC was recently awarded a $210,000 grant from The Walton Family Foundation (http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/) for the purchase of additional land adjacent to Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Ar ... Read More


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