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Volunteer Keesling Assists the ANHC With Rare Plant Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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 a ... Read More

Collection Days Benefit Native Seed Program

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Arkansas Native Seed Program (/blog/native-seed-program-takes-root) is off to a successful start. During five events in October and November, ANHC and Audubon Arkansas (http://ar.audubon.org/) ... Read More

An Unexpected Find in an Unexpected Place

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 04, 2016

Unusual sites often support unusual species. That’s the kind of proven biological wisdom that guides the field staff of the ANHC on a daily basis. Sometimes an unusual site is a rare rock or soil  ... Read More

ANHC Awarded Golden Paddle for Conservation

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 04, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) was recently awarded the Golden Paddle Award in Conservation from the Illinois River Watershed Partnership (IRWP) (http://www.irwp.org/). The Golden ... 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

Missing Milkweed Found in Baxter County

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Twenty different species of milkweeds have been documented in Arkansas since records started being kept in the early 1800s, but until May of this year only 19 of the 20 could be accounted for. The ... 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

​Theo Witsell Featured in AP Story About Botany

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, June 19, 2015

ANHC’s botanist Theo Witsell was recently featured in an article published by the Associated Press (AP) in over 100 media outlets across the U.S. and internationally. The article focused on the i ... 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


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