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The American Burying Beetle

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, February 13, 2012

The American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) is the only endangered insect in the state of Arkansas. Also known as the giant carrion beetle, these insects have a specialized way of caring  ... Read More

Plant Feature: Ashe's Juniper

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 17, 2011

Arkansas has two species of native juniper trees. The common species, which occurs statewide, is the eastern red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana). Ashe’s juniper (Juniperus ashei) (above) is muc ... Read More

Cooperative Project Helps Rare Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Great news! The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) approved our cooperative project at their October monthly meeting, bringing us one step closer to achieving our conservation goals ... Read More

Arkansas's Newest Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, October 19, 2011

In August, our commission approved an acquisition proposal for the Foushee Cave conservation site in Independence County. We are proud to announce the purchase of this 1,677-acre property ha ... Read More

2011 Prescribed Fire School

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, October 07, 2011

Fire is one of the major lacking ecological processes in the landscape today. When used as part of an integrated management plan, prescribed fire can be effectively used to ensure the health of Ar ... Read More

Summer Intern Visits Foushee Cave

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We are very happy to have Alix Matthews (above left) with us for a summer internship! To supplement her biology and environmental science studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee ... Read More

New Trail at Cove Creek Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cove Creek Natural Area is located in the Arkansas River Valley natural division. A 1.5 mile primitive loop trail (get the trail map here (http://www.naturalheritage.com/%21UserFiles/WebCont ... Read More

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 (http://www.anps.org/Fall_2007_Claytonia.pdf), Newsletter of the Arkansas Native Plant Society (htt ... Read More


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