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Monitoring Water Quality

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, August 16, 2011

There are noticeable activities related to natural gas development in the Fayetteville Shale Gas Play. These activities include well pad construction, increased road construction and the re ... Read More

A Blast From The Past

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Katie (left) and Pearl (right) are working mules. Their owner, David Blankenship, recently contracted with ANHC to remove invasive eastern red-cedar from limestone-dolomite glades on a porti ... Read More

Ozark Spring Beauty

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, April 15, 2011

Written by Theo Witsell, ANHC Botanist Reprinted from Fall/Winter 2007 issue of Claytonia (, Newsletter of the Arkansas Native Plant Society (htt ... Read More

New Longview Saline Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, April 06, 2011

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 6, 2011 Contact: Jonelle Doughty Phone: 501-324-9634 Email: [email protected] LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Natural Herita ... Read More

Christmas Fern

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 17, 2010

Most herbaceous plants go dormant with the cold temperatures prevalent this time of year. However, there are a number of winter hardy mosses and ferns that may catch your eye on a nature hi ... Read More

Response to a Reader Question

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 19, 2010

Last month we wrote about our work to protect the endangered plant, pondberry. The article was very popular and generated a fantastic reader question: “This plant looks so similar to s ... Read More

Cave Springs 4-H Club Clean Up

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, October 15, 2010

In September, members of the Cave Springs 4-H Club included Cave Springs Cave Natural Area (/natural-areas/cave-springs-cave-natural-area) in a community service clean-up project to prepare the to ... Read More

Protecting Pondberry

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Sunday, October 10, 2010

ANHC’s System of Natural Areas ( protects a number of rare, threatened and endangered plants. One of these plants is pondberry (Lin ... Read More

Natural Areas Increase Acreage

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, July 16, 2010

In late June, ANHC purchased additional lands that increased the size of two natural areas: Kingsland Prairie Natural Area in Cleveland County and Nacatoch Ravines Natural Area in Hempstead County ... Read More

Battling invasive plants: Chinese Privet

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, July 15, 2010

"On a global basis...the two great destroyers of biodiversity are, first habitat destruction and, second, invasion by exotic species" - E.O. Wilson As anyone who keeps a garden knows all too ... Read More

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