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Crayfish Diversity at the ANHC's System of Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, July 16, 2020

by Dustin Lynch One of my favorite things about my job as the aquatic ecologist for the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has undoubtedly been conducting biological inventories of our am ... Read More

Global Big Day: A Local Perspective

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, May 29, 2020

We caught up with ANHC Grants Coordinator Samantha Scheiman to ask her about her recent experience with Global Big Day, Saturday May 9. An annual celebration of the birds around you, Global Big Da ... 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

Witsell Leads NatureServe Workshop

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, June 28, 2019

NatureServe (http://www.natureserve.org/), a national conservation data network made up of more than 80 member organizations, recently held a three-day training workshop at the Arkansas Natural H ... Read More

Tom Foti's Top Five Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tom Foti has been one of the chief architects of the state’s System of Natural Areas through the history of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, so we asked him to list his top five favorite  ... Read More

ANHC Staff Benefit From Hydric Soils Refresher Course

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, June 29, 2017

Kat Abbott, ANHC land management specialist; Carla Greisen, ANHC land management specialist; Katie Shannon, ANHC environmental review specialist; and Nate Weston, ANHC GIS technician recently atte ... Read More

Developed Trails vs. Natural Trails

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission maintains several hiking trails on natural areas throughout the state that are free and open to the public. However, some of the trails are very different  ... Read More

Prairies, Glades, and Barrens: Rare Habitats for Rare Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 01, 2016

When European explorers and early settlers first came to what is now Arkansas they encountered not an unbroken forest but a diverse patchwork of dense forests, open woodlands, and treeless grassla ... Read More

Lorance Creek Gets Much Needed Improvements

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

In 1989, the first lands were purchased in what would become Lorance Creek Natural Area. ANHC and The Nature Conservancy worked together to acquire the open water, cypress-tupelo swamp ... Read More


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