August 22, 2019
Quarterly Speaker Series - sponsored by the Beaver Watershed Alliance
The Importance of Fire:
Sustainability and Resiliency of Forests and Source Water Protection
Thursday, August 22, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hobbs State Park Visitor Center, 20201 AR-12, Rogers, AR
Fire is probably the most misunderstood and underrated tool available for watershed management. Controlled burns not only control underbrush and prevent far more devastating crown fires, they are designed to mimic the natural fire regime of our southeastern forests. We invite you to come and learn about the importance of fire to the history of Ozark forests and the tremendous benefits to protecting our drinking water that properly managed fire provides.
Schedule: Lunch and networking will take place at 11:30 am and the presentations will begin at noon.
Levi Horrell, a Private Lands Biologist with Arkansas Game & Fish Commission will present on the "Importance of Fire to Ozark Forests."
Raven Lawson, a Watershed Protection Manager with Central Arkansas Water will present a "Case Study of Fire and Source Water Protection."
Lunch will be provided by the Arkansas Forestry Association Education Foundation, please RSVP: 479-750-8007 or email.