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Flames, Thinning Renew Devil's Eyebrow

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, May 29, 2020

by Levi Horrell, Wildlife Management Northwest Arkansas Assistant Regional Manager article content courtesy of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, used with permission A partnership betwee ... 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

ANAP Groups Stay Busy on Natural Areas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The ANHC’s Adopt a Natural Area Program (ANAP) (/Get-Involved/volunteer) members have recently held several work days on natural areas. The ANAP pairs adopting groups with local natural areas as s ... 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

Ecology Students Tour Cove Creek Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, April 27, 2017

Earlier this month, students from the University of Central Arkansas (’s (UCA) restoration ecology program toured Cove Creek Natural Area (/natural-areas/cove-creek-natural-area) (NA)  ... Read More

Neighbors at Middle Fork Barrens Pitch In to Remove Cedar

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

ANHC has been working to remove Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) from Middle Fork Barrens Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/middle-fork-barrens-natural-area) in Saline County. Middle Fork  ... Read More

Missing Milkweed Found in Baxter County

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Twenty different species of milkweeds have been documented in Arkansas since records started being kept in the early 1800s, but until May of this year only 19 of the 20 could be accounted for. The ... Read More

A Blast From The Past

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Katie (left) and Pearl (right) are working mules. Their owner, David Blankenship, recently contracted with ANHC to remove invasive eastern red-cedar from limestone-dolomite glades on a porti ... Read More

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