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Restoration Work at Lorance Creek NA Improves Drainage

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, March 31, 2020

In the early 2000s, portions of Lorance Creek Natural Area (NA) were developed for low-impact recreational use, including a paved foot trail, interpretive panels, a retention pond, and a boardwalk ... Read More

Cliffs Unique in Arkansas Lend Natural Area Its Name

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, March 31, 2020

White Cliffs Natural Area (NA), located in Little River County in the southwestern corner of the state, was acquired in 1989 by the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC). Listed as one of Ar ... Read More

Wilderness First Aid Workshop Teaches Staff Rescue Skills

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, March 31, 2020

ANHC staff members recently attended a two-day wilderness first aid training workshop conducted by Ozark Safety and Rescue Educators (OSRE) (http://www.ozarksar.com/) of Winslow, Arkansas. Staff w ... Read More

ANHC Staff Present at Regional and National Professional Conferences

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, March 30, 2020

Three ANHC staff members presented at regional and national professional conferences this February/March. ANHC Aquatic Ecologist, Dustin Lynch, made two presentations at the Southern Division of A ... 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

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

Former ANHC Intern Hooked on Aquatic Ecology

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 27, 2020

Every year, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) offers unpaid internships to students from universities and colleges around the state. The internships are a win-win for the stude ... Read More

Training Workshop Helps Staff Analyze Bat Calls

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, February 26, 2020

ANHC Chief of Acquisition and Stewardship, Bryan Rupar and Land Management Specialists Ryan Leeson and Emily Roberts recently attended a two-day workshop focused on collecting and analyzing bat a ... Read More

Expanded Parking Area Increases Accessibility at Cove Creek NA

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The parking area at Cove Creek Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/cove-creek-natural-area) was recently updated and expanded, providing additional parking spaces for visitors. The expanded area wil ... 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


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