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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

Building the ANHC Herbarium's Imaging Station

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

by Molly Robinson To the delight of its staff and volunteers, the ANHC Herbarium is now ready to resume imaging its collection of over 15,000 accessioned plant specimens as part of its digitizatio ... Read More

ANHC Herbarium Specimen Images Online and More to Come!

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

by Diana Soteropoulos In summer and fall 2018, volunteers and interns took photographs of 12,069 accessioned specimens in the ANHC Herbarium. These specimen images and their associated data were u ... Read More

Collaboration Leads to Transcription Workshops in Northwest Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

by Diana Soteropoulos Diana Soteropoulos, junior botanist at the ANHC, and Jennifer Ogle, Arkansas Native Seed Program Coordinator and new collections manager at the University of Arkansas Herbari ... Read More

ANHC Steps Up to Continue Arkansas Herbarium Digitization Project

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

by Diana Soteropoulos In 2018, the ANHC began participating in the Arkansas Herbarium Digitization (AHD) project, part of the larger project “Advancing Digitization in Biological Collections” fund ... Read More

Meet the ANHC Herbarium Staff

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The ANHC Herbarium staff consists of Ecologist, Chief of Research, and Curator Theo Witsell; Botanist and Collections Manager Brent Baker; Botanist and Arkansas Herbarium Digitization Coordinator  ... Read More

ANHC Herbarium: A Library of Plants

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, January 28, 2020

by Ruthie Berryhill updated from a 2013 Department of Arkansas Heritage Storyline article Books are stored, cataloged, and organized for reference in a library. An herbarium, like a library, is a  ... Read More

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


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