Enhancing Food Production for Woodland Wildlife on October 11th

Posted on September 27, 2013


persimmon9Southeastern Ohio is blessed with an abundance of wildlife species from wild turkey and white-tailed deer to bobcats and Cerulean warblers. Many of Ohio’s woodland owners list wildlife as a key reason for owning their properties. “Enhancing Food Production for Woodland Wildlife”, an educational program designed to provide woodland owners with the knowledge to improve wildlife habitat on their property, will be offered at the Vinton Furnace State Forest on Friday, October 11 from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Participants in this program will:

• Learn about the wide variety of food for wildlife that is produced by native trees and shrubs
• Understand the nutritional needs of some common woodland wildlife species
• Visit field sites which demonstrate practices that enhance wildlife food production
• Discuss and practice techniques that can enhance the production of food for wildlife
• Spend “A Day in the Woods” with foresters and Ohio’s National Wild Turkey Federation biologist

“Enhancing Food Production for Woodland Wildlife” and the “A Day in the Woods-2nd Friday Series” are sponsored by the Education and Demonstration Subcommittee of the Vinton Furnace State Forest with support from the ODNR-divisions of Forestry and Wildlife, US Forest Service, Vinton County Soil and Water Conservation District, Ohio State University Extension, US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wild Turkey Federation, Hocking College, and Glatfelter.

A registration fee of $10 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 apsley.1@osu.edu by October 7.

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Enhancing Wildlife Food Production – 2nd Friday Series News Release-Oct 11