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Researchers Rediscover Elusive Natural Blue Pigment Used in Medieval Illuminations

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, May 29, 2020

Scientists, historians, and conservationists spend a lot of time espousing the value of primary source records, natural history collections, herbarium specimens, and other historical documents in  ... Read More

Lite Event is Anything but Lightweight

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, April 28, 2020

On April 16-19, the ANHC hosted its first ever spring event (online only) for WeDigBio Lite. Volunteers worked on herbarium transcriptions for the Plants of Arkansas Project (https://www.zoonivers ... Read More

2020 Art Contest Winners Announced

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The judges have decided, and the winners are in! The ANHC, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Arkansas Field Office have chosen the student winners fo ... Read More

Zoom Backgrounds for Download

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Arkansas Heritage (AH), a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT), has curated background images from its agencies to be used during Zoom video and web conferenc ... Read More

Enjoying the Outdoors During COVID-19

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The COVID-19 global pandemic has changed many details of our every day. Please remember to help flatten the curve and slow the spread of the virus by following social distancing guideline ... Read More

Restoration Work at Lorance Creek NA Improves Drainage

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, March 31, 2020

In the early 2000s, portions of Lorance Creek Natural Area (NA) were developed for low-impact recreational use, including a paved foot trail, interpretive panels, a retention pond, and a boardwalk ... Read More

Cliffs Unique in Arkansas Lend Natural Area Its Name

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, March 31, 2020

White Cliffs Natural Area (NA), located in Little River County in the southwestern corner of the state, was acquired in 1989 by the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC). Listed as one of Ar ... Read More

Wilderness First Aid Workshop Teaches Staff Rescue Skills

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, March 31, 2020

ANHC staff members recently attended a two-day wilderness first aid training workshop conducted by Ozark Safety and Rescue Educators (OSRE) (http://www.ozarksar.com/) of Winslow, Arkansas. Staff w ... Read More

ANHC Staff Present at Regional and National Professional Conferences

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, March 30, 2020

Three ANHC staff members presented at regional and national professional conferences this February/March. ANHC Aquatic Ecologist, Dustin Lynch, made two presentations at the Southern Division of A ... Read More

Annual Trek for the Birds

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 27, 2020

Members of the Connecticut Audubon Society have been visiting Arkansas for winter birding tours since 2007. One of their routine destinations has been Warren Prairie Natural Area (NA), located in  ... Read More


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