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Classic Detective Work and Modern Tools Pay Off for Heritage Database

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Since 1978, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has maintained a dynamic biodiversity database of rare species and natural communities (/Research-and-Data/arkansas-heritage-program). T ... Read More

Partner Spotlight: Ricky O'Neill

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 31, 2017

The ANHC accomplishes big things with its small staff, thanks to help from its many partners. One of those key partners is Ricky O’Neill, a wildlife biologist and forestry manager with Potlatch Ti ... Read More

Volunteer Keesling Assists the ANHC With Rare Plant Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has a small staff and a big mission, so we often rely on volunteers to increase our reach. One way that volunteers can help us is to gather images a ... 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

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

ANHC Volunteer Profile: Craig Fraiser and John Moore

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has a small staff and a big mission, so we often rely on volunteers to increase our reach. One way that volunteers can help us is to gather images o ... Read More

Acquisition Adds 1,073 Acres to Longview Saline Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has finalized the acquisition of a 1,073-acre addition to Longview Saline Natural Area (/natural-areas/longview-saline-natural-area), funded in part ... Read More

Missing Milkweed Found in Baxter County

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Twenty different species of milkweeds have been documented in Arkansas since records started being kept in the early 1800s, but until May of this year only 19 of the 20 could be accounted for. The ... 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

Commissioners Visit Cave Springs Cave and Kings River Falls

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), staff, and partners recently visited the Illinois River Watershed Partnership (IRWP) Education Center (http://www.irwp.org/about-irwp/watershed-san ... Read More


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