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Herbarium Specimens

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Did you know there are at least four plant species that are native to only Arkansas? These Arkansas natives have been discovered no where else in the world. Watch the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission video to learn more!  <br /> Read More

Value of Natural Areas

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Pictured: On the left, an 1881 Map of Arkansas showing the distribution of forests. On the right, a map of ANHC's Natural Areas.   The Value of Natural Areas Prior to settlement, Arkansas was marked by an expansive mix of natural communities. In all, more than 40 differe... Read More

Historic Places: Louisiana Purchase Marker

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

 Historic Places: The Louisiana Purchase Marker is located at the junction of Phillips, Lee and Monroe counties in eastern Arkansas. The marker commemorates the “initial point” from which land surveys of the territory acquired through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 were surveyed. The ... Read More