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Winners Announced in Tenth Annual Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art Contest

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Arkansas Field Office partnered with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), and the ANHC to sponsor the Tenth Annual Arkansas Endangered Species D ... Read More

Arkansas 200 Years Ago: What Did Early Settlers See?

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Over 200 years have passed since Arkansas became a territory of the United States. As we celebrate this bicentennial year, you may wonder what Arkansas looked like in 1810. What did the early sett ... Read More

75th Natural Area Protects Endangered Woodlands and RCWs

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Huttig Pine Flatwoods Natural Area, a 1,376-acre tract in Union County, has been named as the 75th natural area in the statewide System of Natural Areas. Huttig Pine Flatwoods NA provides direct p ... Read More

Corlett Recognized for Transcription

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Angela Corlett, ANHC Herbarium volunteer and member of the Central Arkansas Master Naturalists, was recently recognized by Notes from Nature for completing their one-millionth transcription. Notes ... Read More

Downs Prairie Natural Area Serves as Classroom for 4-H Students

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

This past weekend, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission assisted with the statewide 4-H contest in Hazen, hosting approximately 100 students, families, and 4-H leaders for hands-on learning at ... Read More

ANHC, Arkansas Elementary Schools Party With the LR Zoo

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

In celebration of Earth Day, the Little Rock Zoo recently held a “Party for the Planet” celebration for Arkansas’s elementary students. The ANHC was invited to host a booth at the event,  ... Read More

Underground tales: karst

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 29, 2019

by Bryan Rupar, ANHC A karst system is a type of landscape in which the bedrock (typically limestone, a sedimentary rock made of calcium carbonate) has been chemically weathered by groundwater ... Read More

Land for karst: protecting habitat

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 29, 2019

by Bryan Rupar, ANHC To meet its goals and responsibilities, the ANHC acquires land through purchases and donations that contains habitat for rare, threatened, or endangered species for inclus ... Read More

Karst surveys guide conservation

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 29, 2019

by Bryan Rupar, ANHC The ANHC and partners from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), and the Illinois River Water ... Read More

Arkansas's karst: salamanders call it home

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 29, 2019

by Dustin Lynch, ANHC Arkansas’s cave and karst habitats are home to a disproportionately high number of sensitive and rare species and comprise an amazing part of our state’s natural heritage ... Read More


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