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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

ANAP Groups Stay Busy on Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The ANHC’s Adopt a Natural Area Program (ANAP) (/Get-Involved/volunteer) members have recently held several work days on natural areas. The ANAP pairs adopting groups with local natural areas as s ... Read More

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


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