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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

Endangered Species Day Art Contest Winners Announced

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) partnered again this year with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Arkansas Field Office’s (http://www.fws.gov/arkansas-es/index.html) Annual ... Read More

Big Finds of Little Plants at Fort Chaffee

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

In early April, ANHC botanists Brent Baker and Theo Witsell teamed up with biologists from Fort Chaffee to search for one of the smallest (and rarest) plants in the state, geocarpon (Geocarpon min ... Read More

Caring For A Cave

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 16, 2012

What kind of care does a cave need? At Cave Springs Cave Natural Area (/natural-areas/cave-springs-cave-natural-area), the answer is very careful care! Small, sensitive species that hide in the da ... Read More

Summer Intern Visits Foushee Cave

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We are very happy to have Alix Matthews (above left) with us for a summer internship! To supplement her biology and environmental science studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee ... 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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