Saturday, March 2, 2013

Now for the West Central Wildlife Habitat Workshop

Workshop will focus on making wildlife habitat simple!

A habitat workshop series is being offered to landowners wishing to improve habitat for wildlife and other conservation goals. The workshop series is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, Pheasants Forever (PF), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), The Ohio State University Extension, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

The first workshop will take place on Thursday, March 14th at 6:00 – 8:30 at the Newport Sportsman Club located at 5801 Rangeline Rd., Houston, OH 45333. This will be a free educational event with a meal to be served and reference materials to take home.

The purpose of the workshop series is to offer the landowner and wildlife enthusiast a well-rounded approach to managing their property to establish and maintain wildlife habitat. Each workshop will focus on a specific habitat type or wildlife species with topics ranging from grasslands and wetlands to woodlands. Participants will learn techniques for managing land to benefit both game species and wildlife in general as well as information on funding and technical assistance.

The workshop is free but participants must pre-register with the Darke Soil &Water Conservation District at (937) 548-1715 ext. 3. The registration deadline for the first workshop is March 11th, 2013.

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