Introduction to Woodland Ownership – A DAY in the WOODS offered on August 13th at the Vinton Furnace State Forest

New to woodland ownership?  Feeling overwhelmed? This program, Introduction to Woodland Ownership,  is specifically designed for you.

Families, just like yours, own approximately 3/4 of the 8.1 million acres of woodlands in Ohio, yet they often do not know where to start or where to turn for advice and assistance when they need it.  Foresters, wildlife biologists, and other natural resource professionals from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Natural Resources Conservation Service, the National Wild Turkey Federation and Ohio State University Extension will be on hand to answer your questions and discuss how they can help you to improve the health of your woodland.  We’ll cover the wide range of options available to you as a woodland owner and the many resources that are available to help you care for your woodlands.

What:  Introduction to Woodland Ownership, A DAY in the WOODS

Where: Vinton Furnace State Forest near McArthur

When: August 13, 9 AM to 3 PM

Registration:  $12 per person (payable on the day of the event by cash or check to Vinton SWCD) includes a box lunch.  Registration is required.  Please register on or before August 9 by emailing Dave Apsley at, or by calling Cheri Porter or Dave Runkle at the Vinton SWCD. 740-596-5676

We plan to hold most of this program in the woods in small groups of approximately 10.   Again, we will follow the COVID-19 protocols that are in place at the time.   Please bring a face covering to use when:

  • you are indoors and not fully vaccinated
  • it makes you comfortable

The Vinton Furnace State Forest is located in a very remote portion of Vinton County.  Signs will be posted on the morning of the event along the route from both entrances. Directions – Experimental Forest

For more information contact Dave Apsley ( or 740-710-3009)

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