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2021 Ohio Woodland Water and Wildlife Conference

Join the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program on March 1-3 for the 2021 Ohio Woodland Water and Wildlife Conference.  The event will be virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Registration will get you access for all 3 days.  ISA, and SAF continuing education credits will be offered including ODA pesticide credits.  Each talk will run approximately 60 minutes with an additional 15 minutes allowed for Q&A.  In order to receive continuing education credits for the talk you must be present for the live presentation.  For descriptions of the talks access a detailed agenda here.

Each presentation will run approximately 60 minutes with an additional 15 minutes allotted for Q&A and 10 minutes for a break.

Continuing Education credits for ISA, SAF and ODA Pesticide are available for some of the sessions.  To see a complete listing of sessions offering credits click here.



March 1st – Woodland

March 2nd – Water

March 3rd - Wildlife

9 am

Prescribed goat grazing as a tool to manage invasive plants and restore woodlands

Matt Davies Assistant Professor in Soil and Plant Community Restoration, CFAES, SENR

Wetlands and Water Quality: the ODNR H2Ohio Program

Eric Saas, H2Ohio Program Manager, Christina Kuchle, Northwest Region Scenic Rivers Manager


Ohio’s Owls

Joseph Lautenbach, Wildlife Biologist, ODNR Division of Wildlife


10:25 am

Silvicultural Aspects of American chestnut and Implications for Species Restoration

Sara Fern Fitzsimmons, Director of Restoration, TACF and Penn State

Ohio’s Wetland Regulations

Mick Micacchion, Wetland Ecologist and Professional Wetland Scientist, Midwest Biodiversity Institute


Native Trees and Shrubs for Wildlife – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Marne Titchenell, Extension Wildlife Program Specialist, SENR, CAFES

Amy Stone, Lucas County Extension Educator, OSU Extension, CFAES


Lunch 11:40 – 12:30

12:30 pm

Spotting the Spot in Ohio – Spotted Lanternfly Update

Amy Stone, Lucas County Extension Educator, OSU Extension, CFAES


The USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database: actionable tools and data for aquatic invasive species (AIS) management

Matthew Neilson, U.S. Geological Survey


Got worms? That might be a problem!  Investigating Impacts of Non-Native Earthworms in Hardwood Forests.

Tara Bal, Assistant Professor, Forest Health, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

Michigan Technological University


1:55 pm

Herbicide Do’s and Don’ts

Mimi Rose, Ohio State University Pesticide Education Program


The Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative: Regional Coordination, Adaptive Management, and New Treatments

Kurt Kowalski, U.S. Geological Survey

An Updated Report on Ticks and Tick-borne Disease in Ohio

Risa Pesapane, Assistant Professor, Ecosystem and Wildlife Health, CFAES and CVM, The Ohio State University