• 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


Registration is required, attendance is limited to the first 50 registrants


Draft agenda:

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.