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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

Acres Added to Searles Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, June 28, 2019

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission recently acquired a new addition of 2.5 acres that was adjacent to Searles Prairie Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/searles-prairie-natural-area) in Bento ... Read More

Arkansas 200 Years Ago: What Did Early Settlers See?

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Over 200 years have passed since Arkansas became a territory of the United States. As we celebrate this bicentennial year, you may wonder what Arkansas looked like in 1810. What did the early sett ... Read More

GLO Notes: An Invaluable Resource for Ecologists

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

by Brent Baker Since ANHC staff work to preserve and restore natural communities and native species, it’s important to understand their historical context. We often need to know what the habitat ... Read More

GLO Records Come Full Circle for Staff Members

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, January 30, 2018

by Brent Baker While reviewing historical General Land Office (GLO) survey notes in an effort to locate potential references to the rare and endangered shrub pondberry (Lindera melissifolia),  ... Read More

The Ecological Time Machine: GLO Records

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Sunday, January 28, 2018

by Theo Witsell Ecologists are always wishing they could go back in time and see how the landscape used to look and function. But until someone invents a time machine, we have to rely on the n ... Read More

Can GLO Notes Help Find a Sleeping Giant?

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Saturday, January 27, 2018

by Patrick Solomon River cane (Arundinaria gigantea) is one of three bamboos native to North America. It can often be found growing along the banks of small streams and on the sandbars of lar ... Read More

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