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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

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

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