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ANHC Aquatic Ecologist Awarded for Work at Foushee Cave Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, February 27, 2017

At the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Arkansas chapter of the American Fisheries Society (https://arkansasafs.wildapricot.org/), Jason Throneberry, ANHC Aquatic Ecologist, received an award for his ... Read More

Acquisition Adds Acres to Foushee Cave Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission recently closed on a 400-acre addition to the Foushee Cave Natural Area (/natural-areas/foushee-cave-natural-area) (now 3,132 acres total at the site). The ... 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

Commissioners Visit Cave Springs Cave and Kings River Falls

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), staff, and partners recently visited the Illinois River Watershed Partnership (IRWP) Education Center (http://www.irwp.org/about-irwp/watershed-san ... Read More

ANHC: Out in the Community

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

During the spring, the ANHC gets many requests for participation in conservation-related outreach efforts, many of which include hosting information booths. Even though we have a small staff, we  ... 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

Caring For A Cave

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 16, 2012

What kind of care does a cave need? At Cave Springs Cave Natural Area (/natural-areas/cave-springs-cave-natural-area), the answer is very careful care! Small, sensitive species that hide in the da ... 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

Cave Springs 4-H Club Clean Up

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, October 15, 2010

In September, members of the Cave Springs 4-H Club included Cave Springs Cave Natural Area (/natural-areas/cave-springs-cave-natural-area) in a community service clean-up project to prepare the to ... Read More


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