- October 6, 2020 - October 7, 2020
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
JOIN US for this 1.5 day workshop in northern Arkansas. Co-hosted by the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and The Nature Conservancy, this workshop will focus on using prescribed fire to manage glades for quail habitat. A half-day of presentations will be followed by a full-day field tour seeing these practices at Harold E. Alexander Spring River Wildlife Management Area.
When: October 6-7, 2020
Where: Ozarka College, Ash Flat, Arkansas and Harold E. Alexander Spring River Wildlife Management Area
LUNCH PROVIDED!!! NO REGISTRATION FEE!!
Registration is required, attendance is limited to the first 50 registrants
DAY 1 (12:30 – 4:45 PM)
12:30 – 12:45 Event introduction
12:45 – 1:25 Presentation 1: Ozark fire and forest ecology through time (Mike Stambaugh, University of Missouri)
1:25 – 2:05 Presentation 2: Vegetation characteristics of restored glades at Harold E. Alexander Springs WMA (Theo Witsell, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission)
2:05 – 2:25 Break
2:25 – 3:05 Presentation 3: Restoration and monitoring results from nearby sandstone glades (Gabe De Jong, The Nature Conservancy AR)
3:05 – 3:45 Presentation 4: Fire management considerations for quail habitat (Dwayne Elmore, Oklahoma State University)
3:45 – 4:25 Presentation 5: Management at HEA: past, current, and future (Randy Brents, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission)
4:25 – 4:45 Closing comments, instructions for following day
DAY 2 (8:00 AM – 3:00 PM)
All-day tour of restored glades and woodlands at Harold E. Alexander Spring River Wildlife Management Area, hosted by AGFC. Lunch provided by AR TNC.