• October 7, 2020
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm

JOIN US for this  virtual workshop! Co-hosted by the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, The Nature Conservancy, Quail Forever, and the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, this workshop will focus on using prescribed fire to manage glades for quail habitat and diverse plant communities. A half-day of online presentations will be followed by a virtual field tour showcasing fire, glade, and quail habitat management at Harold E. Alexander Spring River Wildlife Management Area, and an online panel discussion led by questions from attendees!

When: October 7, 2020 (about 9 AM – 3:15 PM CT)

Registration is required, attendance is limited to the first 100 registrants


Draft agenda:

Morning presentations 

9:00 – 9:15         Event introduction

9:15 – 9:55          Presentation 1: Ozark fire and forest ecology through time (Mike Stambaugh, University of Missouri)

10:00 – 10:40    Presentation 2: Vegetation characteristics of restored glades at Harold E. Alexander Springs WMA (Theo Witsell, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission)

10:40 – 11:00     Break

11:00 – 11:40      Presentation 3: Restoration and monitoring results from nearby sandstone glades (Gabe De Jong, The Nature Conservancy AR)

11:45 – 12:25      Presentation 4: Fire management considerations for quail habitat (Dwayne Elmore, Oklahoma State University)

12:30 – 12:50     Presentation 5: Management at HEA: past, current, and future (Randy Brents, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission)

12:50 – 1:30        Lunch

1:30 – 2:15          Virtual field tour of Harold E. Alexander Spring River Wildlife Management Area

2:15 – 3:15          Panel discussion and question/answer session