Whether we think Ohio is a red state or a blue state that is a matter of great debate, but we do know we are a “Conservation State”.  Our keynote speaker will enlighten us on how Ohio compares to his worldly travels and how awesome Ohio is – even in our own backyards!  Steve Pollick, retired outdoor writer with the Toledo Blade continues to write about his explorations and observations that will have you thinking about Ohio in a whole new light.  Additional topics for the day will include:

  • Breeding birds in Ohio – how many are there?
  • Ticks – information you need to know if you spend time outdoors
  • How to become a Certified Volunteer Naturalist
  • Aquatic algae and how it impacts wildlife
  • Bats – and their struggle with the disease White Nose Syndrome
  • Social media – what does it mean for conservation
  • And everyone’s favorite, the Eastern box turtle!

The newest Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp will be available at the Conference for $15.  Pre-Register for the conference and purchase the stamp for a 20% discount of only $12!  The stamp features a black capped chickadee with proceeds supporting wildlife diversity conservation, research and education in Ohio.  Put your “stamp” on wildlife conservation!

Please join us on March 13 and bring a friend.  The conference will provide opportunities to ask questions, share ideas and network with others interested in natural resource conservation and management.

Registration post cards will be mailed after January 7, 2013.

For information after January 7, please call 1.800.WILDLIFE, or watch for information on www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife.

Image courtesy Ohio Department of Natural Resources

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