Two-thirds of Ohio’s woodlands are located in our Appalachian Counties. These woodlands are often dominated by oak and hickory trees that provide important habitat for a wide variety of wildlife species. On November 9, biologists from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Wildlife, Ohio University and the National Wild Turkey Federation will be on hand at the Vinton Furnace State Forest to help us to explore “Woodland Wildlife Habitat” and the critters that use it. This program will provide opportunities for attendees to:
- Discover the variety woodland wildlife habitats that can be found in our Appalachian woodlands
- Learn about bears, bobcats and other critters that rely on these habitats
- Find out about ways that you can help to improve these habitats and their ability to provide food, water, cover and space for wildlife in your area
- Learn how to effectively use trail cameras and other techniques to monitor the variety of habitats in your woods
This program will take place at the Vinton Furnace State Forest from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. A registration fee of $12 will cover the cost of lunch and program materials. Please RSVP by calling OSU Extension Vinton County at 740-596-5212, or email Dave Apsley at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 5.
“A DAY in the WOOD” and the “2nd Friday Series” are sponsored by the Education and Demonstration Subcommittee of the Vinton Furnace State Forest. The principal partners in this effort include Ohio State University Extension, ODNR-Divisions of Forestry and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service, Vinton County Soil and Water Conservation District, National Wild Turkey Federation, Glatfelter, Ohio Tree Farm Committee, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hocking College, Central State University Extension, The Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative, the Ruffed Grouse Society, and Ohio’s SFI Implementation Committee.
Since 2012, “A DAY in the WOODS” has offered 60 programs with approximately 2,400 participants attending. More than 100 natural resources professionals have presented these programs to woodland owners and enthusiast just like you. If you are interested in keeping up to date about educational opportunities for woodland owners and enthusiasts in Appalachian Ohio, subscribe to our web page at http://u.osu.edu/seohiowoods or email email@example.com to be added to our email list-serve. Be sure to make the time to enjoy “A Day in the Woods”!