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Slippery Hollow Natural Area Expanded

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 31, 2017

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) recently closed on a 67-acre addition to Slippery Hollow Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/slippery-hollow-natural-area) in Marion County. The  ... Read More

Study of Arkansas Tree Guides Scientists to a New Moth Discovery

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 30, 2016

Curiosity and observation are keys to any new discovery. Such was the case for Dr. Donald R. Davis and Dr. Gary R. Graves, who recently published their research (http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10. ... Read More

ANHC Volunteer Profile: Craig Fraiser and John Moore

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has a small staff and a big mission, so we often rely on volunteers to increase our reach. One way that volunteers can help us is to gather images o ... 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

Cave Surveys at Cave Springs Cave Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cave Springs Cave Natural Area (/natural-areas/cave-springs-cave-natural-area), a 57-acre property located in Benton County, is an outstanding example of an Ozark Mountains cave stream. The natur ... Read More

Rare Lily Removed From "Lost" List

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, July 25, 2014

A rare lily, broadleaf bunchflower (Veratrum latifolium) has at last come off the “lost” plant list, an informal list of plants that have been documented from Arkansas in the past but have not bee ... Read More

Arkansas's Newest Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, October 19, 2011

In August, our commission approved an acquisition proposal for the Foushee Cave conservation site in Independence County. We are proud to announce the purchase of this 1,677-acre property ha ... Read More

Summer Intern Visits Foushee Cave

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We are very happy to have Alix Matthews (above left) with us for a summer internship! To supplement her biology and environmental science studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee ... Read More


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