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Annual Celebration Brings Awareness About the Importance of Pollinators

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

National Pollinator Week, established by the U.S. Senate in 2007, is an annual celebration of pollinators and their role in our ecosystem, economy, and world food supply. Governor Asa Hutchinson h ... 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

Ecology Students Tour Cove Creek Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, April 27, 2017

Earlier this month, students from the University of Central Arkansas (www.uca.edu)’s (UCA) restoration ecology program toured Cove Creek Natural Area (/natural-areas/cove-creek-natural-area) (NA)  ... Read More

New Trail Dedicated at Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) (http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/arkansas/) dedicated a new nature trail at  ... Read More

Native Seed Program Takes Root

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 04, 2016

Throughout the last month, you may have heard about, or participated in, our Prairie Seed Collection Days. In cooperation with Audubon Arkansas and with the assistance of volunteers, we have colle ... 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

Habitat Restoration Helps Many Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) uses a variety of techniques to restore lands (http://www.naturalheritage.com/Natural_Areas/natural-area-stewardship) to a different time – a time b ... 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

Arkansans Value Space Outdoors -- Plan Helps Provide Access

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 25, 2016

Recently, 79 percent of a group of Northwest Arkansans surveyed identified the protection of natural areas that support walking, hiking, biking, and exploring as “very important.” The second hi ... Read More


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