Fire monitoring plots have been established on the south side of the Arkansas river where the fire did the most damage. There are six plots in all which are used to monitor the Cottonwood trees, the Cottonwood saplings, tamarisk trees, and the smaller vegetation. We hope to observe the natural plant succession after this fire.
Did You Know?
Many of the west’s most important men passed through the gates of Bent’s Fort. Some of their names were Joseph Walker, John C. Fremont, Kit Carson, Bill Williams, Tom Fitzpatrick, Dick Wooten, Francis Parkman, Marcus Whitman, General Kearny, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, and George Ruxton.