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ANHC Staff Teach at Burn School

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 04, 2016

Fire is one of the major lacking ecological processes in the landscape today. When used as part of an integrated management plan, prescribed fire (/blog/prescribed-fire-a-helpful-management-tool)  ... Read More

Neighbors at Middle Fork Barrens Pitch In to Remove Cedar

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

ANHC has been working to remove Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) from Middle Fork Barrens Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/middle-fork-barrens-natural-area) in Saline County. Middle Fork  ... 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

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

Prescribed Fire: A Helpful Management Tool

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What is a Prescribed Burn? A prescribed burn is the safe use of fire under specific conditions to achieve land management objectives. Land managers write a “prescription” of criteria that must be  ... Read More

Annual Workshop Trains Professionals to Use Prescribed Fire

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fire is one of the major lacking ecological processes in the landscape today. When used as part of an integrated management plan, prescribed fire can help maintain the health of the land and impro ... Read More

Prescribed Fire Workshop Trains Land Managers

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 26, 2014

ANHC staff members recently participated in the Arkansas Prescribed Fire Council (http://www.arfirenetwork.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5:fire-council&catid=6:h ... Read More

2011 Prescribed Fire School

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, October 07, 2011

Fire is one of the major lacking ecological processes in the landscape today. When used as part of an integrated management plan, prescribed fire can be effectively used to ensure the health of Ar ... Read More

A Blast From The Past

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Katie (left) and Pearl (right) are working mules. Their owner, David Blankenship, recently contracted with ANHC to remove invasive eastern red-cedar from limestone-dolomite glades on a porti ... Read More


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