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Cooper's Hawk Family Visits ANHC Director at Home

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, October 08, 2020

This summer, ANHC Director Bill Holimon and his wife, Devon, were visited at their home by three juvenile Cooper’s hawks (Accipiter cooperii). The Cooper’s hawks stayed in the area for at least th ... Read More

ANHC Names New Chief of Acquisitions and Stewardship

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, October 08, 2020

Kyle Lapham has been named as the new ANHC Chief of Acquisitions and Stewardship. Lapham most recently worked at SunPro Solar as a solar designer, but prior to that was the Arkansas Fire Manager f ... Read More

Global Big Day: A Local Perspective

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, May 29, 2020

We caught up with ANHC Grants Coordinator Samantha Scheiman to ask her about her recent experience with Global Big Day, Saturday May 9. An annual celebration of the birds around you, Global Big Da ... Read More

ANHC Staff Present at Regional and National Professional Conferences

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, March 30, 2020

Three ANHC staff members presented at regional and national professional conferences this February/March. ANHC Aquatic Ecologist, Dustin Lynch, made two presentations at the Southern Division of A ... Read More

Training Workshop Helps Staff Analyze Bat Calls

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, February 26, 2020

ANHC Chief of Acquisition and Stewardship, Bryan Rupar and Land Management Specialists Ryan Leeson and Emily Roberts recently attended a two-day workshop focused on collecting and analyzing bat a ... Read More

Meet the ANHC Herbarium Staff

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The ANHC Herbarium staff consists of Ecologist, Chief of Research, and Curator Theo Witsell; Botanist and Collections Manager Brent Baker; Botanist and Arkansas Herbarium Digitization Coordinator  ... Read More

Two New Faces at the ANHC

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 21, 2019

The ANHC has added two new staff members: Administrative Assistant, Ingrid Green and Botanist, Diana Soteropoulos. Ingrid has been hired as the ANHC’s new part-time administrative assistant. She r ... 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

Witsell and Lynch Participate in SUPERB Summer Institute

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, August 29, 2019

ANHC’s Chief of Research, Theo Witsell, and Aquatic Ecologist, Dustin Lynch, recently participated in the Students United in Preserving, Exploring, and Researching Biodiversity (SUPERB) (http://ww ... Read More

Roberts Joins ANHC Full-Time

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, August 29, 2019

Emily Roberts, one of ANHC’s part-time land management specialists, has accepted a full-time land management position with the ANHC. She has a bachelor of science degree in environmental managemen ... Read More

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