The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now. ~Proverb
Bottomland hardwood forests are deciduous forested wetland habitat associated with rivers and streams throughout the southern United States. Typically this habitat floods in the winter and spring seasons.
Some of the most significant resources of the Clarks River NWR are the wetland habitat complexes formed by the Clarks River, creeks, beaver ponds, and the natural ponding that occurs in the area.
Uplands are tracts of land that is elevated above lowlands along rivers. So, it’s the land that does not flood.
Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge uses a cooperative farming program to maintain approximately 600 -1,000 acres of cropland.
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