What is the OCWC?


Many times, the responsibility of managing wildlife and wildlife conflicts in communities falls on local governments. The Ohio Community Wildlife Cooperative (OCWC) was created to help Ohio’s communities manage wildlife and the situations that arise when people and wildlife meet.


The Ohio Community Wildlife Cooperative was created in 2011. It grew from a small contingency of central Ohio localities to a state-wide response. Every year, we hold a conference in November in order to meet the following objectives:

  • Provide resources, knowledge, and assistance to Ohio communities managing wildlife and human-wildlife conflict. 
  • To create opportunities where communities can find support through networking with other communities and organizations, agencies, and other professionals that have wildlife management experience.


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The Ohio Community Wildlife Cooperative is a partnership between: