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Protecting Pondberry

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Sunday, October 10, 2010

ANHC’s System of Natural Areas (http://www.naturalheritage.com/Natural_Areas/about-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

Endangered Bird Sees Increase

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, June 18, 2010

Pine City Natural Area (NA), located in Monroe County in eastern Arkansas, supports the only known population of federally endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis, RCW) throughout  ... Read More

Prairie Mole Crickets at Downs Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, June 01, 2010

In 2008, the September edition of Natural News (/blog) reported on a tallgrass prairie project restoring an abandoned railroad right-of-way at Downs Prairie Natural Area (/natural-areas/downs-prai ... Read More

Not All Botanical Discoveries Are Happy Ones

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, February 01, 2010

ANHC Botanist Theo Witsell and Chief of Acquisitions and Stewardship Bryan Rupar made an important but unhappy plant discovery recently in Craighead County. While on a trip to look for rare plants ... Read More

ANHC Herbarium is Official!

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission’s Herbarium reached an important milestone just before the New Year. After years of painstaking collections and preparations, we have finally accumulated a ... Read More

Interpretive Panels at Big Creek

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, December 17, 2009

ANHC staff recently loaded up shovels, post-hole diggers and other sign installation equipment, and met Kirsten Bartlow with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) at the parking area at Big ... Read More

Wind Event at Byrd Lake

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Byrd Lake Natural Area is located in Jefferson County on the outskirts of Pine Bluff. This 144 acre natural area is representative of the boundary between the West Gulf Coastal Plain and the Miss ... Read More

Commission Meeting and Field Trip

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, September 17, 2009

The August 26, 2009, meeting of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission included a business session at the Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain, followed by a special trip to Cove Cree ... Read More


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