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January 2017 Natural Areas & Preserves eNewsletter

Bon Voyage, Jim Osborn

Jim Osborn

It’s always a great privilege to work with colleagues that not only perform their jobs well but also provide leadership that others can follow. For the past five years, I’ve had the honor to work with such a colleague—Jim Osborn. A preserve manager in southeastern Ohio stationed at Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve, Jim managed Shallenberger, Christmas Rocks, ...

2017 Ohio Botanical Symposium Is March 24

Ohio Botanical Symposium is March 24

The flora of Great Lakes alvars; geology and flora of a meteorite crater in southwest Ohio; the status of our eastern deciduous forest; medicinal plants; lady-slipper orchids; lichens and best plant discoveries will be highlighted at the 2017 Ohio Botanical Symposium on Friday, March 24. The event also features a media show and displays from a number private and public conservation organizations, as well as vendors offering conservation-related items for purchase. More than 400 botanical enthusiasts attend this every-other year event.

Registration Opens Soon!

Five Beautiful Nature Preserve Winter Hikes

Winter Hikes

We asked staff around the state to name a great winter hike from each region. This is a great way to sample a new state nature preserve or just add some more hiking miles to your #ExploreOhio log. Don’t forget to dress for the weather, wear sturdy footwear as trails may be slippery and consider the buddy system for longer hikes. Hope to see you on the trail this winter...

Your Refund Preserves Ohio State Nature Preserves

Winter is often the season of giving. We hope you’ll remember nature and Ohio’s state nature preserves on your gift list this year. Your much-needed support will directly benefit new land purchases, educational programs and trail, signage, parking and other facility improvements across the state. Remember your donation is tax deductible...