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Karst geology supports rare plants

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 29, 2019

by Theo Witsell, ANHC There are many different types of native plants found in Arkansas. Some of those species are found only in soils derived from limestone, dolomite, chalk, or other high-pH ... Read More

The bat killer: White-Nose Syndrome

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 29, 2019

Reprinted with permission from Bats of Arkansas (Perry, Roger M., Moore, P., Armstrong, K. and Robbins, L. Bats of Arkansas, Publication Number 8. Indiana State University Center for Bat Rese ... Read More

Artificial bark: can it help Arkansas's bats?

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 29, 2019

by Sarah Martin Bats are an important part of our nation’s ecosystems, and provide significant pest control for American farmers. However, there is growing concern regarding the threats to Nor ... Read More

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


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