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State Wildlife Grant Improves Habitat at Chesney Prairie

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) recently completed a grant project to improve the quality of prairie, shrub habitat, and riparian (along rivers and streams) woodlands at Chesney Pr ... Read More

Nature Photographers Highlight Natural Treasures

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, June 29, 2017

Many visitors to our natural areas are nature photographers. It’s an activity that has a low-impact on the habitats we conserve, while still allowing people to enjoy these special places. Photogra ... Read More

ANHC Staff Benefit From Hydric Soils Refresher Course

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, June 29, 2017

Kat Abbott, ANHC land management specialist; Carla Greisen, ANHC land management specialist; Katie Shannon, ANHC environmental review specialist; and Nate Weston, ANHC GIS technician recently atte ... Read More

ANHC Volunteer Profile: Karen Seale

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, June 29, 2017

Volunteers help the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) maximize its resources. They can frequently be found participating in a clean-up on a natural area, or collecting images of rare spe ... Read More

Annual Celebration Brings Awareness About the Importance of Pollinators

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

National Pollinator Week, established by the U.S. Senate in 2007, is an annual celebration of pollinators and their role in our ecosystem, economy, and world food supply. Governor Asa Hutchinson h ... Read More

ANHC Receives Grant to Expand Devil's Eyebrow

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 25, 2017

The ANHC was recently awarded a $210,000 grant from The Walton Family Foundation (http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/) for the purchase of additional land adjacent to Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Ar ... Read More

Adopting Group Holds Volunteer Day at Sweden Creek Falls

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 25, 2017

As part of their adoption of Sweden Creek Falls Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/sweden-creek-falls-natural-area), through the ANHC’s Adopt a Natural Area Program (ANAP) (/Get-Involved/volunteer) ... Read More

Contest Winners Announced, Art Displayed at Nature Center

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 25, 2017

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Arkansas Field Office (https://www.fws.gov/arkansas-es/) partnered with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) (http://www.agfc.com/Pages/default.a ... Read More

Grab A Hammock and Go!

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 25, 2017

Advance planning, equipment needs, and time spent packing and unpacking can make it hard to find time to get outside. Yet, we know that time spent outdoors is good for our mental and physical heal ... Read More

Falcon Bottoms Natural Area Expanded

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) recently closed on a 678.4-acre addition at Falcon Bottoms Natural Area (/natural-areas/falcon-bottoms-natural-area) (NA). Falcon Bottoms NA is loca ... Read More


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