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Wild turkey management workshops draw engaged interest

Sep. 21, 2022
A group of people learning about turkey habitat management.

The Ohio Woodland Stewards Program and the Terrestrial Wildlife and Ecology Lab recently partnered with ODNR’s Division of Wildlife to host two wild turkey management workshops.

The first was a day-long workshop for natural resources (NR) professionals and the second was an evening workshop for landowners.

The workshops focused on the ecology of Ohio’s wild turkey populations and how to manage their habitat. There were 90 NR professionals in attendance at the first workshop, and 27 landowners at the evening workshop.

“We were pleasantly surprised at the response from NR professionals - we didn’t expect to attract such a large crowd! It was really great to reach so many in the state that work one-on-one with private landowners and manage public lands,” said Marne Titchenell, wildlife program specialist in the CFAES School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University.

Additional partners included the National Wildlife Turkey Federation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and ODNR’s Division of Forestry. The workshops were held at the end of August 2022 in Athens, Ohio with a field visit to the nearby Waterloo Wildlife Area.