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ANHC Staff Benefit From Hydric Soils Refresher Course

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, June 29, 2017

Kat Abbott, ANHC land management specialist; Carla Greisen, ANHC land management specialist; Katie Shannon, ANHC environmental review specialist; and Nate Weston, ANHC GIS technician recently atte ... Read More

ANHC Aquatic Ecologist Awarded for Work at Foushee Cave Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, February 27, 2017

At the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Arkansas chapter of the American Fisheries Society (https://arkansasafs.wildapricot.org/), Jason Throneberry, ANHC Aquatic Ecologist, received an award for his ... Read More

Partners Use New Lab Facility

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, February 23, 2017

As an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH), the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) moved into offices at the newly constructed DAH headquarters in August 2016. In past  ... Read More

New Herbarium Space Completed

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has been a recognized herbarium by Index Herbariorum (IH) (http://sweetgum.nybg.org/science/ih/), the official database of worldwide herbaria maint ... Read More

Study of Arkansas Tree Guides Scientists to a New Moth Discovery

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 30, 2016

Curiosity and observation are keys to any new discovery. Such was the case for Dr. Donald R. Davis and Dr. Gary R. Graves, who recently published their research (http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10. ... 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

North Little Rock Middle School Students Job Shadow at ANHC

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Eighth graders Peyton Greenwood (pictured left) and Mary Hill (pictured right) spent several hours shadowing ANHC staff in March as part of the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce (http://nlrcha ... Read More

Smith and Pruitt Capture 20 Northern Saw-whet Owls in Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 20, 2015

Dr. Kim Smith, University of Arkansas (http://www.uark.edu) professor of biological sciences, and Mitchell Pruitt, University of Arkansas biology student, have been setting records for capturing a ... Read More

Ozark Natural Science Center Completes Inaugural BioBlitz

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Ozark Natural Science Center (ONSC) (http://onsc.us/index.php), located on the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission’s (ANHC) Bear Hollow Natural Area (/natural-areas/bear-hollow-natural-area), ... Read More

Book Documents Nearly 3,000 Arkansas Plants

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Arkansas Vascular Flora Committee (AVFC) recently announced the release of a new book: the “Atlas of the Vascular Plants of Arkansas”. This is the most comprehensive accounting of the wild pla ... Read More


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