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A well-managed and operational Conservation Gateway is in our future! Marketing, Conservation, and Science have partnered on a plan to rebuild the Gateway into the organization’s enterprise content management system (AEM), with a planned launch of a minimal viable product in late 2024. If you’re interested in learning more about the project, reach out to for more info!

The South Central FLN has long been a catalyst for restoration, across the state of Arkansas and beyond. The network is a long-term, diverse coalition functioning as a robust community of practice of restoration practitioners, scientists, policy makers and on-the-ground managers. Together, they are restoring and managing lands with prescribed fire and timber management techniques for the long-term health of the lands for wildlife and water quality benefits.

Key projects right now include two Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) projects (together totaling over 1 million acres) and the 80,000-acre Happy Bat Project on the Sylamore Ranger District of the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest. In addition to this on-the-ground work, the region is the epicenter of the shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) range, and the FLN has been chosen to lead the Shortleaf Pine Initiative to address the steep decline of this species and its associated fire-adapted communities.

Learn More:

Webinar recording: Did Your Prescribed Burn Meet Your Goals and Objectives? (McRee Anderson, Beth Buchanan, Gabe De Jong, Virginia McDaniel; May 2021)

Interpretive Panels: pine and oak woodlands and savannas (proofs of 36x24" signage; 2020)

Guide: from June 2018 tour of Harold E. Alexander WMA

Notes from the ​Field​: Woodland and Glade Restoration and Management: New Trends and Accomplishments (September 2012)

Notes from the Field​: Woodland Restoration Tour (March 2012)