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Land donated by Deckers becomes 74th natural area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thanks to a generous donation by Louis and Sandra Decker, 33-acre Hall’s Creek Canyon Natural Area (NA) has been added to the statewide System of Natural Areas (https://bit.ly/2tJLFNw). Located in ... Read More

Witsell promoted to ANHC Chief of Research and Inventory

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 28, 2019

Theo Witsell, formerly the ANHC’s senior botanist/ecologist, has been named as ANHC’s new chief of research and inventory. The chief of research and inventory position was vacated when Bill Holimo ... Read More

ANHC acquires an additional 132 acres at Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 28, 2019

The ANHC recently closed on a 132-acre addition at Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Area (DENA) in Benton and Carroll counties, bringing the total acreage of the natural area to approximately 3,161 acres.  ... Read More

Lynch hosts workshop on Cyprinid identification

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 28, 2019

ANHC Aquatic Ecologist Dustin Lynch recently conducted a fish identification workshop at the Arkansas American Fisheries Society 2019 meeting at the Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa in Hot Springs,  ... Read More

Byrd Lake and Rattlesnake Ridge natural areas benefit from ANAP workdays

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 28, 2019

In January, an Adopt a Natural Area Program (ANAP) adopter, the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Office (JCCEO) – Southeast Arkansas Stormwater Education (SASE), held a cleanup day at Byrd L ... Read More

Student artists wanted for Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art Contest

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 28, 2019

The 10th Annual Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art Contest is seeking submissions from Arkansas’s K-12 students. The competition, sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Arkansas Field  ... Read More

Connecticut birders make annual trek to Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, January 31, 2019

by Leslie Patrick Recently, ANHC Aquatic Ecologist Dustin Lynch led a birding tour at Warren Prairie Natural Area (NA) for nine members of the Connecticut Audubon Society. This marks the 12th y ... Read More

New ANHC Director named

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, January 31, 2019

Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has named Bill Holimon as director of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC). Holimon had been serving as interim director si ... Read More

Land conserved by NWA Land Trust has ANHC connection

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

For various reasons, not all land that the ANHC is contacted about conserving becomes part of the System of Natural Areas. In some of those cases, we feel that the land should be conserved, but ci ... Read More

Hunt held at Warren Prairie to honor disabled veterans

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

This past November, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) state chapter, and Freedom Defenders Outdoors  ... Read More


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