Buffalo National River Partners and Boone County Library will present Dr. Dustin Lynch, aquatic biologist, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) “Protecting Arkansas’ Aquatic Heritage”/“Stream Communities of the Ozark Highlands” from 5:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the Boone County Library, 221 West Stephenson Avenue, Harrison.
The ANHC has been working since 1973 to conserve Arkansas’s natural communities and the rare, threatened, and endangered species that comprise them. Dr. Lynch’s presentation will provide an overview of ANHC’s role in protection of our state’s aquatic resources. He will explore a variety of species from the major taxonomic groups that make up life in an Ozark Highland stream such as the Buffalo River, including a photographic tour of such groups as darters, madtoms, crayfish, salamanders, and mayflies.
Lynch is the aquatic ecologist for ANHC. He holds a PhD in biological sciences from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and a Masters degree in zoology from Oklahoma State University.