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Ohio’s Old-Growth Forests

Posted on 12/22/2014 by State Nature Preserves

There are few places in nature more tranquil or awe-inspiring than an old-growth forest. Stepping underneath their lofty emerald canopies reveals a living, breathing masterpiece of what nature can do when given the time and opportunity.

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Ohio’s Rarest of the Rare

Posted on 11/17/2014 by State Nature Preserves

Did you know that one in three of Ohio’s native plant species is considered to be rare within our state? Of the roughly 1,800 indigenous members of our flora, over 600 are currently listed as extirpated, endangered, threatened or potentially threatened by the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.

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