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?
The first white woman didn’t arrive at Bent’s Fort until 1846, 13 years after its establishment. Unlike the Oregon Trail, the Santa Fe Trail was basically a freight road, men driving freight wagons. That started to change after the Mexican War when New Mexico became U.S. territory.