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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

Historical GLO Notes Could Help Endangered Pondberry

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, January 29, 2018

by Brent Baker Over the past few years, ANHC Botanist Brent Baker has been methodically reviewing the General Land Office (GLO) survey notes (see GLO Notes: An Invaluable Resource for Ecol ... 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

Audubon Christmas Bird Count is Underway

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 15, 2017

At the ANHC, we like to share projects and news from our conservation partners – one of our oldest partnerships is with Audubon. Now in its 118th year, the Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC ... Read More

NWAMN Collect Seeds at Adopted Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 15, 2017

Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists (NWAMN) recently held a seed collecting event at one of their adopted natural areas, Searles Prairie Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/searles-prairie-natura ... Read More

DNA Confirms 3 Plant Species New to Arkansas; 1 New to Science

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 15, 2017

New discoveries are often made because something doesn’t look quite right. This is especially true in biology. “When we’re in the field we always look for odd-looking specimens that don’t qui ... Read More

Partnership Benefits ANHC and LR Zoo

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Thanks to a reciprocally beneficial Cooperative Agreement, the Little Rock Zoo (https://www.littlerockzoo.com/) staff helps assist the ANHC Research and Stewardship sections wi ... Read More

BFF (bird friendly fungus) for RCWs (red-cockaded woodpeckers)

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Bill Holimon Unlike most woodpeckers in our area that nest and roost in dead trees or the dead portions of trees, the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW, Picoides borealis) makes its h ... Read More


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