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Garden Augments Botanical Research

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 28, 2018

Following our move to the new Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) headquarters in 2016, the ANHC was given a raised bed between the building and the employee parking lot for a research garden. T ... Read More

From the Field: Mosquitoes, Pondberry, and Appreciation

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 28, 2018

by Leslie Patrick St. Francis Sunken Lands Natural Area is a bottomland forest in northeast Arkansas in Poinsett County, on the east side of the St. Francis River. The area is slightly elevated ... Read More

Acres Added to H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 28, 2018

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission recently acquired an additional 81.8 acres at H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area (http://www.naturalheritage.com/natural-areas/h-e-flanagan-prairie-natural ... Read More

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area Will Serve as Hot Spot

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 29, 2018

As only one of 20 sites out of 200 nominees across the U.S., the Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area (/natural-areas/cossatot-river-state-park-natural-area) has been selected as a Leave No Trac ... Read More

Arkansas Forest Resource Center to Survey Landowners About Feral Hogs

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Arkansas Forest Resources Center (AFRC) launched a survey earlier this month to measure the scope of damage caused by feral hogs in Arkansas and landowner’s perceptions and experiences with t ... Read More

Partnership Produces Conservation Plan to Save Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators in Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Arkansas Monarch and Pollinator Conservation Plan, a critical Arkansas strategy for conserving monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus), pollinators, and their habitats, has been finalized and i ... Read More

Solomon Promoted to Habitat Coordinator; Two New Staff Members at ANHC

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Patrick Solomon, formerly one of the ANHC’s land management specialists, has been promoted into the newly created ANHC habitat coordinator position. As habitat coordinator, Solomon will use proje ... Read More

Endangered Woodpeckers Have Banner Nest Season at Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

More than a decade ago, the ANHC intensified its efforts to recover populations of the federally endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis, RCW) in Arkansas. Those efforts produced gre ... Read More

"Freshwater Biology" Publishes Photo by Lynch on Cover

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

ANHC’s Aquatic Ecologist, Dustin Lynch, is no stranger to being published in scientific journals. It often comes with the territory of working as a scientist and conducting research. However, not  ... Read More

Foti Receives Conservationist of the Year Award

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tom Foti, recently retired from the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, has been named the Harold Alexander Conservationist of the Year by the Arkansas Wildlife Federation (AWF) (https://www.arw ... Read More


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