Stop 3: The fire ecology of shortleaf pine-oak woodlands

In this podcast, plant and wildlife biologists discuss the long-term ecological consequences in the Current River Pinery of the early 1900s Ozark timber boom and subsequent fire suppression, and they look at how bird and plant species are faring there today.

This podcast accompanies Part 3 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.

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For a printable map and tour directions, click here.