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Groundwater-Fed Wetlands in Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 16, 2018

by Theo Witsell One way wetlands are classified is by the source of their water. Wetlands that get their water from overbank flooding of rivers are different from wetlands that get their water fro ... Read More

Upland Depression Wetlands in Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 16, 2018

by Theo Witsell Ancient glaciers that once covered parts of North America never made it as far south as Arkansas. This important fact is largely responsible for the impressive variety of native pl ... Read More

Wetland Wildlife of Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 16, 2018

by Dustin Lynch Wetlands are among the most important and imperiled of all ecosystems. Not only are they home to many remarkable species of plants and animals found nowhere else, but they also pro ... Read More

Wetland Plant Types and Adaptations

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 15, 2018

by Brent Baker Wetland plants, called hydrophytes, are adapted to living in water or on saturated soil all or part of the year. Wetland plants are generally classified into three main types: emerg ... Read More

Harperella: An Endangered Wetland Plant

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, November 14, 2018

by Brent Baker Wetlands can support a variety of plants, and accommodate a number of rare plants as well. Almost 20 percent of the plants considered to be of state conservation concern in Arkansas ... Read More

Reconstructing a Lost Delta Stream: The Dark Corner Stream Restoration Project

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, November 13, 2018

by Dustin Lynch The Mississippi Alluvial Plain of eastern Arkansas, commonly known as the Delta, was originally home to the largest continuous system of wetlands in North America. This region is d ... 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

Not All Botanical Discoveries Are Happy Ones

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, February 01, 2010

ANHC Botanist Theo Witsell and Chief of Acquisitions and Stewardship Bryan Rupar made an important but unhappy plant discovery recently in Craighead County. While on a trip to look for rare plants ... Read More


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