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Endangered Woodpeckers Continue to Thrive at Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, August 29, 2019

The nest season numbers are in for the federally listed endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (Dryobates borealis, RCW) on ANHC’s natural areas. RCWs had another successful year, surpassing seasonal  ... Read More

GPS Referenced Trail Maps Guide the Way

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, June 28, 2019

If you are planning a hike, nature walk, or canoe trip on one of our natural areas, be sure to check out our new geo-referenced PDF trail maps before you go. You can find the PDFs by visiting the  ... Read More

Connecticut birders make annual trek to Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, January 31, 2019

by Leslie Patrick Recently, ANHC Aquatic Ecologist Dustin Lynch led a birding tour at Warren Prairie Natural Area (NA) for nine members of the Connecticut Audubon Society. This marks the 12th y ... Read More

Hunt held at Warren Prairie to honor disabled veterans

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

This past November, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) state chapter, and Freedom Defenders Outdoors  ... Read More

Endangered Woodpeckers Have Banner Nest Season at Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

More than a decade ago, the ANHC intensified its efforts to recover populations of the federally endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis, RCW) in Arkansas. Those efforts produced gre ... 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

Partners Tour Warren Prairie; See Rare Bird Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

ANHC Chief of Research, Bill Holimon, recently held a partner day at Warren Prairie Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/warren-prairie-natural-area). The day came about as Holimon planned a tour for ... Read More

Disabled Veterans Hunt at Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (https://www.agfc.com/en/) (AGFC), National Wild Turkey Federation (http://www.nwtf.org/about/state/arkansas) (NW ... Read More

From the Field: RCW Translocation, a Firsthand Account

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Leslie Patrick It was very early in the morning when we arrived at Warren Prairie Natural Area (WPNA) (/natural-areas/warren-prairie-natural-area) for the release of the translocated red-co ... Read More

Adaptations Help Illustrate Importance of Biodiversity

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Protection and restoration of open pine ecosystems (woodlands dominated by large pine trees spaced about 50 feet apart with sparse mid-story and shrub layers and a rich herbace ... Read More


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