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Partnership Benefits ANHC and LR Zoo

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Thanks to a reciprocally beneficial Cooperative Agreement, the Little Rock Zoo (https://www.littlerockzoo.com/) staff helps assist the ANHC Research and Stewardship sections wi ... Read More

BFF (bird friendly fungus) for RCWs (red-cockaded woodpeckers)

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Unlike most woodpeckers in our area that nest and roost in dead trees or the dead portions of trees, the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW, Picoides borealis) makes its h ... Read More

Disabled Veterans Hunt at Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (https://www.agfc.com/en/) (AGFC), National Wild Turkey Federation (http://www.nwtf.org/about/state/arkansas) (NW ... Read More

From the Field: RCW Translocation, a Firsthand Account

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Leslie Patrick It was very early in the morning when we arrived at Warren Prairie Natural Area (WPNA) (/natural-areas/warren-prairie-natural-area) for the release of the translocated red-co ... Read More

Adaptations Help Illustrate Importance of Biodiversity

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Protection and restoration of open pine ecosystems (woodlands dominated by large pine trees spaced about 50 feet apart with sparse mid-story and shrub layers and a rich herbace ... Read More

RCW Recovery Continues at Warren Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Missing from (/natural-areas/warren-prairie-natural-area)Warren Prairie Natural Area (WPNA) (https://www.fs.usda.gov/kisatchie) for nearly three decades, red-cockaded woodpeck ... Read More

ANHC Staff Participate in Annual Fire Workshop

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, October 30, 2017

ANHC staff members recently participated in the Arkansas Prescribed Fire Council’s “Prescribed Fire as a Management Tool” workshop at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock. Every year during the last ... Read More

Butterfly Expert Studies Habitat at Terre Noire Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, October 30, 2017

As a small state agency with a big mission, the ANHC works in partnership to increase its reach. One of the ways that the ANHC achieves this is by contracting with individuals who are experts in s ... Read More

New Free Permit Required for WMAs

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, October 30, 2017

As you may know, the ANHC has a cooperative agreement with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) (https://www.agfc.com/en/) that incorporates many of our natural areas within the AGFC’s Wil ... Read More

Arkansas Bat Species Declining From White-Nose Syndrome

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, October 30, 2017

Article content courtesy of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (https://www.agfc.com/en/), used with permission Surveys conducted by researchers across Arkansas last winter found that popu ... Read More


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