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The Not-so-Wildfire

The Not-so-Wildfire

We’ve just completed a round of control burns here at the Nature Center, with the help of some dedicated docents & the awesome team from The Nature Conservancy in Arkansas. Under the right conditions, carefully monitored burns help replenish and diversify a woodland habitat. This has been an exciting part of our forest management plan!Continue Reading The Not-so-Wildfire

2018: International Year of the Bird

2018: International Year of the Bird

On the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, hundreds of organizations worldwide have joined in solidarity to celebrate the incredible diversity of our feathered friends. National Geographic, the Audubon Society, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and many others are launching a special effort to raise awareness of climate change affecting avian migrations, and toContinue Reading 2018: International Year of the Bird

Think OUTSIDE!

Think OUTSIDE!

South Fork Nature Center is committed to providing enhanced outdoor educational experiences to local schools and organizations. Our staff of docents stands ready to lead your students in unique, field-based studies of the importance of biodiversity preservation, habitat restoration, conservation of natural resources and the application of ecologically-sound land management. Contact us soon to scheduleContinue Reading Think OUTSIDE!

Part 2: A Healthy Forest is a Managed Forest

Part 2: A Healthy Forest is a Managed Forest

Meet Joe Krystofik, Fish and Wildlife State Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arkansas Field Office. Joe has been instrumental in providing guidance and funding for SFNC’s recent Glade Restoration Project and our Monarch Butterfly Habitat restoration program. We are thankful for his expertise and never-ending support of SFNC. The Southeast Region Partners for FishContinue Reading Part 2: A Healthy Forest is a Managed Forest

Gates-Rogers Outdoor Classroom Dedication

Gates-Rogers Outdoor Classroom Dedication

On October 20th, 2017 The Nature Conservancy hosted an event to dedicate the Sustainable Rivers and Forests Initiative (SRFI) funded outdoor classroom at South Fork Nature Center. The event focused on engaging the community and thanking the partners for their commitment to conservation in the Greers Ferry watershed. Gates Rogers Foundation is very grateful forContinue Reading Gates-Rogers Outdoor Classroom Dedication