Stop 2: The decline of shortleaf pine

In this podcast, a fire history researcher describes long-ago Ozark woodland conditions, as revealed by fire scars in ancient pine stumps, and a Missouri forest historian tells of the lasting impact of the early 1900s Ozark timber boom.

This podcast accompanies Part 2 of a self-guided tour of the Current River Pinery in Missouri’s Mark Twain National Forest. The four-part tour describes the pinery’s history, ecology, and the social benefits of fire-adapted shortleaf pine-oak woodlands.

SEE CURRENT RIVER PINERY PHOTOS AND MORE

For a printable map and tour directions, click here.