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Winter 2018 Natural Areas & Preserves eNewsletter

Winter Forage: Plant Diversity through Preservation Is Vital for Resident Fauna


What do animals find to eat in the winter? Let’s take a look at some of the soft mast or drupe producing plants in Ohio that provide winter forage...

Thank You, Mike!

Mike GroteIt’s always a great privilege to work with colleagues that not only perform their jobs well, but are also a great joy to work with. Mike Grote, who has been volunteering and working with the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves for 30+ years is one of those people, and he will be retiring this coming June...

Conservation Easement Protects Significant Natural Features in the Hocking Hills

Cooke EasementIn May 2017, the Division acquired a conservation easement on a 46-acre parcel nestled in the heart of the Hocking Hills protecting significant geologic features and rare species.

Join Us on a Winter Hike

BluebirdWe have three hikes to suggest -- all unique in their own way. Don’t forget ...

Your Donation Preserves Ohio State Nature Preserves

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...