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Groundwater-Fed Wetlands in Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 16, 2018

by Theo Witsell One way wetlands are classified is by the source of their water. Wetlands that get their water from overbank flooding of rivers are different from wetlands that get their water fro ... Read More

Upland Depression Wetlands in Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 16, 2018

by Theo Witsell Ancient glaciers that once covered parts of North America never made it as far south as Arkansas. This important fact is largely responsible for the impressive variety of native pl ... Read More

Wetland Wildlife of Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 16, 2018

by Dustin Lynch Wetlands are among the most important and imperiled of all ecosystems. Not only are they home to many remarkable species of plants and animals found nowhere else, but they also pro ... Read More

Wetland Plant Types and Adaptations

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 15, 2018

by Brent Baker Wetland plants, called hydrophytes, are adapted to living in water or on saturated soil all or part of the year. Wetland plants are generally classified into three main types: emerg ... 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

Reconstructing a Lost Delta Stream: The Dark Corner Stream Restoration Project

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, November 13, 2018

by Dustin Lynch The Mississippi Alluvial Plain of eastern Arkansas, commonly known as the Delta, was originally home to the largest continuous system of wetlands in North America. This region is d ... 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

From the Field: Mosquitoes, Pondberry, and Appreciation

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 28, 2018

by Leslie Patrick St. Francis Sunken Lands Natural Area is a bottomland forest in northeast Arkansas in Poinsett County, on the east side of the St. Francis River. The area is slightly elevated ... Read More

Acres Added to H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 28, 2018

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission recently acquired an additional 81.8 acres at H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area (http://www.naturalheritage.com/natural-areas/h-e-flanagan-prairie-natural ... Read More

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area Will Serve as Hot Spot

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 29, 2018

As only one of 20 sites out of 200 nominees across the U.S., the Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area (/natural-areas/cossatot-river-state-park-natural-area) has been selected as a Leave No Trac ... Read More


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