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ANHC Volunteer Profile: Karen Seale

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, June 29, 2017

Volunteers help the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) maximize its resources. They can frequently be found participating in a clean-up on a natural area, or collecting images of rare spe ... Read More

Grab A Hammock and Go!

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 25, 2017

Advance planning, equipment needs, and time spent packing and unpacking can make it hard to find time to get outside. Yet, we know that time spent outdoors is good for our mental and physical heal ... Read More

ANHC: Out in the Community

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

During the spring, the ANHC gets many requests for participation in conservation-related outreach efforts, many of which include hosting information booths. Even though we have a small staff, we  ... Read More

Plan Your Next Outdoor Adventure With New Trail Information

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

ANHC recently updated the information on our website for several of our natural area trails. Trail length, difficulty, ADA accessibility, and descriptions can be found on our Visit a Natural Area  ... Read More

Studies Show That Time Outdoors is Good For Your Health

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 25, 2016

Scientific researchers have suspected for years that nature works primarily by lowering stress. Compared with people who have city building window views, those who can see trees and grass have  ... Read More

Recent Volunteer Events Benefit Two Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, December 28, 2015

Volunteers recently visited Pine City Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/pine-city-natural-area) and Middle Fork Barrens Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/middle-fork-barrens-natural-area) to assis ... Read More

Restoring Shale Glades at Middle Fork Barrens

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, December 22, 2014

Middle Fork Barrens (/natural-areas/middle-fork-barrens-natural-area) supports two distinct types of shale glades — dry hillside glades and seasonally-wet flat glades containing intermittent ... Read More

RCW Project Builds Momentum at Warren Prairie

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, November 24, 2014

Two new male and two female Red-cockaded Woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) are making themselves at home at Warren Prairie Natural Area (WPNA). Last month, ANHC and The Nature Conservancy released f ... Read More

Workshop Educates About Value of Pollinators

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 26, 2014

Samantha Scheiman, ANHC grants coordinator, recently attended a Pollinator Workshop at the Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center in Booneville. As ANHC’s butterfly “expert,” she attended the wo ... Read More

Volunteers Needed!

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 29, 2014

Lend a Hand to A Habitat Near You! We are starting a new volunteer program and we need you! If you enjoy nature and want to give something back to your natural state, we are developing activities  ... Read More


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