Glade Restoration on the Ozark-St. Francis and Ouachita National Forests

Glades are natural openings in the forest, characterized by thin soils and exposed bedrock, that house a diversity of rare plant and animal species. Without proper management, however, much of this biodiversity can be lost. The Southern Research Station works with the Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, along with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and other valued partners, to study and conserve these important ecological communities. This 5-minute video tells the story of glade restoration in Arkansas and why management is essential to maintaining these biodiversity hotspots.