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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

Garden Augments Botanical Research

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 28, 2018

Following our move to the new Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) headquarters in 2016, the ANHC was given a raised bed between the building and the employee parking lot for a research garden. T ... 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

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

Land Added at Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission recently closed on a 937-acre addition to Warren Prairie Natural Area (NA). The ANHC and Potlatch Corporation (http://www.potlatchcorp.com/) signed a purch ... Read More

Volunteer Keesling Assists the ANHC With Rare Plant Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has a small staff and a big mission, so we often rely on volunteers to increase our reach. One way that volunteers can help us is to gather images a ... Read More

New Trail Dedicated at Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) (http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/arkansas/) dedicated a new nature trail at  ... Read More

RCW Populations Continue to Grow

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Thanks to efforts by the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), and its partners throughout the state, red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis, RCW) populations increased this year on thr ... Read More

Summer Intern Visits Foushee Cave

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We are very happy to have Alix Matthews (above left) with us for a summer internship! To supplement her biology and environmental science studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee ... Read More


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