June 3, 9am–3pmWhere
Ohio State’s Mansfield campus 1760 University Drive, Mansfield, Ohio 44906
The event is for landowners wanting to learn more about the wetlands on their property and how to manage them for wildlife and for anyone else who wants to learn more about wetlands and how they’re important to wildlife.
The Mansfield campus is 640 mostly wooded acres, home to a half dozen wetlands. One of those wetlands is a mitigated wetland, which is a wetland built to offset the loss of another one somewhere else. Another is a vernal pool, which means it usually dries up in summer.
The workshop’s classroom sessions will be followed by visits to those two particular wetlands. Attendees can go into the vernal pool, too, if they bring their own waders.
Marne Titchenell, a wildlife specialist in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State University will co-teach the workshop. Three other experts will teach the workshop with Titchenell: Eugene Braig, the college’s aquatic ecosystems program director, Jennifer Hillmer of the Cleveland Metroparks and John Simpson of the Winous Point Marsh Conservancy in Port Clinton. They’ll cover, among other things, managing water levels, invasive plant species and the habitat needs of various wildlife, from frogs to toads and more.
Registration is $35, includes lunch and is needed by May 27. For more information, call 614-688-3421.