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ANHC Kicks Off 2019 Prescribed Fire Season

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, October 08, 2019

by John O'Dell For the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), the annual prescribed burn season usually begins in September, and continues through the winter into early spring. Depending on  ... Read More

The Historic Role of Fire in Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, October 08, 2019

by Theo Witsell Our modern landscape is so different from that of the past that it is hard for us to understand the magnitude of fire’s historic role in shaping plant communities in Arkansas. Befo ... Read More

Annual Burn School Trains Prescribed Fire Professionals

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, October 08, 2019

by Brian Mitchell Each year prescribed fire professionals around the state train to ensure that they are capable of effectively and safely conducting prescribed fire activities. This training enta ... Read More

Fire Ecology in Arkansas Ecosystems

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, October 08, 2019

by Theo Witsell Across Arkansas, as in states across the Southeast, many native plants and animals depend on grassland and open woodland habitat. This seems like a paradox to many people, who were ... Read More

Council Provides Network, Training for Prescribed Fire Professionals

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, October 08, 2019

by Brian Mitchell The Arkansas Prescribed Fire Council (APFC) was formed in 1997 (formerly known as the Arkansas Prescribed Fire Committee) to promote the benefits of prescribed fire to agen ... Read More

Restoring Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands With Fire

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, October 04, 2019

by Theo Witsell The specific effects of fire depend largely on the intensity and also the timing, or seasonality, of a particular burn. Stand replacement fires, intense fires that move through the ... 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

Partner Spotlight: Ricky O'Neill

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 31, 2017

The ANHC accomplishes big things with its small staff, thanks to help from its many partners. One of those key partners is Ricky O’Neill, a wildlife biologist and forestry manager with Potlatch Ti ... Read More

WAMN Collect and Disperse Seeds at Flanagan Prairie

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Western Arkansas Master Naturalists (WAMN) recently collected native seed for habitat restoration at H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area (/natural-areas/h-e-flanagan-prairie-natural-area). The  ... Read More

ANHC Staff Teach at Burn School

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 04, 2016

Fire is one of the major lacking ecological processes in the landscape today. When used as part of an integrated management plan, prescribed fire (/blog/prescribed-fire-a-helpful-management-tool)  ... Read More


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