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Part 1: A Healthy Forest is a Managed Forest

Part 1: A Healthy Forest is a Managed Forest

(First of a Three-Part Series on SFNC Glade and Woodland Restoration Plan) Gates/Rogers Foundation, owner of South Fork Nature Center, would like to introduce you to Clint Johnson, Private Lands Biologist, Central Region Private Lands Section, Wildlife Management Division, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Clint has been working hard on developing a Glade and WoodlandContinue Reading Part 1: A Healthy Forest is a Managed Forest

The Horrific Hedge Invasion

The Horrific Hedge Invasion

Chinese Privet is an aggressive non-native species still sold in plant nurseries as “Ligustrum.” The dainty evergreen leaves don’t resemble any of the hideous horror creatures of folklore & film. But its practical, no-maintenance resume at the garden center conceals the monstrous destructive power it unleashes on our native woodland & meadow eco-systems. by RobertContinue Reading The Horrific Hedge Invasion

Glade Restoration Team

Glade Restoration Team

SOUTH FORK WOODLAND AND GLADE RESTORATION PLAN TAKES FURTHER SHAPE Dr. Don Culwell Tuesday, October 3, the crew working in the forest and glades was there, boots on the ground, equipment close at hand. South Fork acres were being prepared for the their first controlled burn to be professionally conducted sometime the last two weeksContinue Reading Glade Restoration Team

The Big Cleanup

The Big Cleanup

Saturday, September 9, 2017 We love our beautiful nature park on the lake. Keeping it tidy is always a labor of love. Trail maintenance goes on year-round, but our mega-cleaning skills really get their chance to shine on the big Lake & River Day each September! How about a hand? You wouldn’t believe how muchContinue Reading The Big Cleanup

Tim-ber!!

Tim-ber!!

Piles & more piles of logs From glade clearing, forest thinning, from road and site clearing…piles of logs ten feet to thirty feet long, mostly cedar. Logs, logs, and more logs in stacks here and there, everywhere! They must be moved out of the way, making room for parking, making room for construction of theContinue Reading Tim-ber!!

Pollinator Day (Gallery)

Pollinator Day (Gallery)

SFNC’s First Annual Pollinator Event was held on Saturday, June 17th. 50+ participants from all age groups were present on that overcast morning to explore the pollinators in our life. Activities of the day included Puddle Stone Painting, Seed ball creations, face painting and monarch wing dress-up! Participants of all ages were invited to participate.Continue Reading Pollinator Day (Gallery)