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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

Volunteers Help Out at Three Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 20, 2019

Three natural areas recently benefited from volunteer efforts: Cave Springs Cave, Dardanelle Rock, and Foushee Cave natural areas. ANHC staff, Illinois River Watershed Partnership (IRWP) staff ... Read More

Survey Finds More Arkansas Darters

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 20, 2019

ANHC’s Aquatic Ecologist, Dustin Lynch, as well as partners from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), recently led a survey for the state critically imperiled Arkansas Darter (Etheostoma  ... Read More

Upcoming Transcription Training Workshop

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 20, 2019

What is natural history transcription? How does it help the natural sciences and specifically the ANHC? If you’ve been asking these questions or similar ones, then the Notes from Nature Training W ... Read More

ANHC Dedicates Hall's Creek Canyon Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 21, 2019

The ANHC dedicated Hall’s Creek Canyon Natural Area (NA) in Randolph County during a ceremony at the natural area on November 5. Thanks to a generous donation by Louis and Sandra Decker, the 33-ac ... 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

Witsell Gives Lecture to Clinton School for Public Service, Retraces Nuttall's Journey Through Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 21, 2019

ANHC’s Chief of Research recently gave a public lecture entitled “Following Nuttall: A Bicentenary Interpretation of Thomas Nuttall’s Exploration of the Arkansas Territory” at the Clinton School f ... Read More

Two New Faces at the ANHC

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 21, 2019

The ANHC has added two new staff members: Administrative Assistant, Ingrid Green and Botanist, Diana Soteropoulos. Ingrid has been hired as the ANHC’s new part-time administrative assistant. She r ... 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

Seeds and Suds! Events Help Habitat Restoration

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 21, 2019

During the month of October, ANHC partnered with several local conservation groups and businesses to hold a series of Seeds and Suds! events in Northwest Arkansas in support of the Arkansas Native ... Read More


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