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Newest Natural Area Lies Just West of Little Rock

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, June 25, 2018

Governor Asa Hutchinson and Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) Director Stacy Hurst dedicated Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area (/natural-areas/rattlesnake-ridge-natural-area)(NA) earlier this sp ... Read More

Three Tracts Add Acreage to H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, June 25, 2018

Three tracts of high-quality prairie remnants have added 116.94 acres to H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/h-e-flanagan-prairie-natural-area) in Franklin County. The three c ... Read More

2018 Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art Contest Winners Announced

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, June 25, 2018

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Arkansas Field Office (http://www.fws.gov/arkansas-es/index.html) partnered with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) (https://www.agfc.com/en/) ... Read More

Hiking Trail Completed at DKDB Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, June 25, 2018

A new hiking trail has been installed at Devil's Knob-Devil's Backbone Natural Area (/natural-areas/devil-39-s-knob-devil-39-s-backbone-natural-area) in Izard County. The trail is open to the publ ... Read More

$500,000 Grant Awarded to the ANHC

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, June 25, 2018

The ANHC recently accepted a check for $500,000 from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism (ADPT) (http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/), the state agency responsible for administering the La ... Read More

Tom Foti Officially Retires From the ANHC

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 31, 2018

The ANHC’s Senior Ecologist (or as some know him, Arkansas’s Ecologist Emeritus), Tom Foti is officially retiring from the ANHC at the end of June 2018. Foti served with the ANHC for 21 years, fir ... Read More

Tom Foti Paved the Way for Today's Partnerships

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tom Foti accomplished much throughout his career due to his tenacity, drive, and persistence. Through his fortitude, Tom also forged relationships and friendships with a wide variety of non-tradit ... 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

Tom Foti's Top Five Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tom Foti has been one of the chief architects of the state’s System of Natural Areas through the history of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, so we asked him to list his top five favorite  ... Read More

Tom Foti's Publications

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 31, 2018

As Tom retires, he leaves an impressive body of written work, in the form of several books and many scientific articles, for the next generation of conservation professionals working in Arkansa ... Read More


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