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(V) Master Gardeners Present: Woodland Restoration in the Ouachita National Forest
January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Program livestreamed at facebook.com/garlandcountylibrary and youtube.com/garlandcolibrary
On Wednesday, January 19th at 6pm, Virginia McDaniel with the US Forest Service will present “Woodland Restoration in the Ouachita National Forest.” This restoration program began in the 1990s to help restore the habitat of the endangered Red-Cockaded Woodpecker, and has continued over the last three decades. Join us to learn more about the restoration program and how the Forest Service is working to increase the diversity of ground flora and associated fauna.
Virginia currently works for the Southern Research Station of the US Forest Service in Hot Springs AR where she studies fire ecology and botany. She is on the board of the Arkansas Native Plant Society and, prior to COVID-19, was active in leading botany walks and writing for the ANPS Newsletter Claytonia. She enjoys hiking, learning new plants, and birding with her 9-year-old daughter (especially this year!). She also really appreciates the Master Gardeners who have helped her in the past with installing pollinator gardens in the Hot Springs area.