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Land for karst: protecting habitat

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 29, 2019

by Bryan Rupar, ANHC To meet its goals and responsibilities, the ANHC acquires land through purchases and donations that contains habitat for rare, threatened, or endangered species for inclus ... Read More

ANHC acquires an additional 132 acres at Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 28, 2019

The ANHC recently closed on a 132-acre addition at Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Area (DENA) in Benton and Carroll counties, bringing the total acreage of the natural area to approximately 3,161 acres.  ... Read More

Witsell's essay highlights value of artist's work to Arkansas's heritage

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 21, 2018

Theo Witsell, ecologist/botanist and curator of the ANHC Herbarium, published an essay entitled “A Valuable Contribution to the Scientific Record” to accompany the Arts and Science Center for Sout ... Read More

$500,000 Grant Awarded to the ANHC

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, June 25, 2018

The ANHC recently accepted a check for $500,000 from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism (ADPT) (http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/), the state agency responsible for administering the La ... Read More

Newest Natural Area Lies Just West of Little Rock

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, June 25, 2018

Governor Asa Hutchinson and Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) Director Stacy Hurst dedicated Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area (/natural-areas/rattlesnake-ridge-natural-area)(NA) earlier this sp ... Read More

Tom Foti Paved the Way for Today's Partnerships

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tom Foti accomplished much throughout his career due to his tenacity, drive, and persistence. Through his fortitude, Tom also forged relationships and friendships with a wide variety of non-tradit ... Read More

Alum Fork Natural Area Protects Land Along Saline River

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 30, 2018

The ANHC recently purchased a conservation easement on 232 acres in Saline County adjacent to over 1 mile of the Alum Fork of the Saline River, creating Alum Fork Natural Area (NA). Alum Fork NA i ... Read More

RCW Recovery Continues at Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Missing from (/natural-areas/warren-prairie-natural-area)Warren Prairie Natural Area (WPNA) (https://www.fs.usda.gov/kisatchie) for nearly three decades, red-cockaded woodpeck ... Read More

International Journal Highlights ANHC’s Beatrix Potter Programming

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Jane Jones-Schulz and Ruthie Berryhill developed an educational program in 2016 focusing on Beatrix Potter’s life story as an example of women working in the natural history field as part of Women ... Read More

Nature Photographers Highlight Natural Treasures

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, June 29, 2017

Many visitors to our natural areas are nature photographers. It’s an activity that has a low-impact on the habitats we conserve, while still allowing people to enjoy these special places. Photogra ... Read More


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