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The Historic Role of Fire in Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, October 08, 2019

by Theo Witsell Our modern landscape is so different from that of the past that it is hard for us to understand the magnitude of fire’s historic role in shaping plant communities in Arkansas. Befo ... Read More

Fire Ecology in Arkansas Ecosystems

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, October 08, 2019

by Theo Witsell Across Arkansas, as in states across the Southeast, many native plants and animals depend on grassland and open woodland habitat. This seems like a paradox to many people, who were ... Read More

Restoring Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands With Fire

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, October 04, 2019

by Theo Witsell The specific effects of fire depend largely on the intensity and also the timing, or seasonality, of a particular burn. Stand replacement fires, intense fires that move through the ... Read More

More than just flowers

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

by Leslie Patrick For several years, a regular feature on our Facebook and Instagram pages has been a weekly post called Friday Flower. The posts highlight native plants with showy or interesti ... Read More

The Prairie That Tom Moved

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tom Foti is a legend in the Arkansas conservation community and many stories of his creative solutions, drive and perseverance, and non-traditional partnerships will live on as part of his legacy  ... Read More

NWAMN Collect Seeds at Adopted Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 15, 2017

Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists (NWAMN) recently held a seed collecting event at one of their adopted natural areas, Searles Prairie Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/searles-prairie-natura ... Read More

Upcoming Native Seed Collection Events

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Last fall, the ANHC and Audubon Arkansas held seed collection days to collect native prairie seed for habitat restoration projects. These volunteer events marked the beginning of the Arkansas Nat ... Read More

NCAMN Help Out at Baker Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, July 28, 2017

Seven members of the North Central Arkansas Master Naturalists (NCAMN) (http://wordpress.arkansasmasternaturalists.org/category/s1-amn-s/c4-nc-c/) volunteered at Baker Prairie Natural Area (NA) (/ ... Read More

Collection Days Benefit Native Seed Program

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Arkansas Native Seed Program (/blog/native-seed-program-takes-root) is off to a successful start. During five events in October and November, ANHC and Audubon Arkansas (http://ar.audubon.org/) ... Read More

Native Seed Program Takes Root

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 04, 2016

Throughout the last month, you may have heard about, or participated in, our Prairie Seed Collection Days. In cooperation with Audubon Arkansas and with the assistance of volunteers, we have colle ... Read More


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