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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

Panels at Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area Complete Trail

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 30, 2016

If cooler temperatures and fall colors turn your thoughts to hiking, the rugged beauty of the trails at Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Area (NA) now have signage and informational panels to make your tr ... Read More

Developed Trails vs. Natural Trails

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission maintains several hiking trails on natural areas throughout the state that are free and open to the public. However, some of the trails are very different  ... 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

Plan Your Next Outdoor Adventure With New Trail Information

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

ANHC recently updated the information on our website for several of our natural area trails. Trail length, difficulty, ADA accessibility, and descriptions can be found on our Visit a Natural Area  ... Read More

Studies Show That Time Outdoors is Good For Your Health

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 25, 2016

Scientific researchers have suspected for years that nature works primarily by lowering stress. Compared with people who have city building window views, those who can see trees and grass have  ... Read More

Arkansans Value Space Outdoors -- Plan Helps Provide Access

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 25, 2016

Recently, 79 percent of a group of Northwest Arkansans surveyed identified the protection of natural areas that support walking, hiking, biking, and exploring as “very important.” The second hi ... Read More

Kings River Falls Natural Area's Parking Is Expanded

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, December 28, 2015

Kings River Falls Natural Area (NA) in Madison County is one of the ANHC’s most visited natural areas year-round. Until recently, parking at Kings River Falls NA could be a problem on busy day ... Read More

RLA Grant Award Adds to Longview Saline NA

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, August 28, 2015

ANHC was recently awarded a $901,791 Recovery Land Acquisition (RLA) Grant (http://www.fws.gov/endangered/grants/grant-programs.html)from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to acquire land adjace ... 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


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