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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

ANHC Receives Grant to Expand Devil's Eyebrow

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 25, 2017

The ANHC was recently awarded a $210,000 grant from The Walton Family Foundation (http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/) for the purchase of additional land adjacent to Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Ar ... Read More

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

Darrell Bowman Named Director of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, January 26, 2017

Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage (http://www.arkansasheritage.com/), has named Darrell Bowman as director of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC). Bowman had ... 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

Natural Feature: Bioblitz

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Many academic and conservation agencies conduct an annual bioblitz to expand the knowledge of a particular natural environment. But what exactly is a bioblitz? What is a Bioblitz? The term “bi ... Read More

RCW Populations Continue to Grow

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Thanks to efforts by the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), and its partners throughout the state, red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis, RCW) populations increased this year on thr ... Read More

eBird Contributes to Birding, Conservation, and Tourism

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission’s (ANHC) natural areas support many rare birds and other birds of interest to birders. But knowing what species is where can be problematic. Wouldn’t it be ... 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

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


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