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  1. March 1st Science Café to focus on Ohio's Forests.

    Faculty Member to Discuss Ohio's Forests at Science Café

    Feb 22, 2017

    Stephen Matthews, assistant professor of Wildlife Landscape Ecology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources will discuss Ohio’s Forests – Planning for Threats: Climate Change, Invasives, and More at the March 1 Science Café. Once covering nearly 95 percent of Ohio, forests have been, and still are, rich sources of industry, recreation, clean water, biodiversity, and beauty that underpin our well-being. Research, teaching, and outreach at The Ohio State University has helped nurture Ohio’s forests and people, and a new exhibit at the iconic Thompson Library highlights Ohio’s forests: Building Ohio State. Yet, threats to the vitality and usefulness of Ohio’s forests continue to emerge. The presentation will discuss emerging threats and management challenges faced in our forests and relay how current management aims to maintain the services forests provide.
  2. Conference to focus on rural people in a volatile world

    Feb 19, 2017

    Rural sociology faculty and graduate students from the School of Environment and Natural Resources are helping to organize the 2017 Rural Sociological Society conference which will be held in Columbus July 27-30, 2017.  The conference theme is Rural Peoples in a Volatile World:  Disruptive Agents and Adaptive Strategies.  Topics will include food and agriculture, natural resources, rural populations, health, education, poverty, youth, the opiate epidemic, crime, and human responses to natural disasters.  Abstracts for papers, posters, and special sessions are due February 22.  

  3. Visitors attend the Building Ohio State exhibit in the university’s Thompson Library in Columbus. (Photo: Kenneth Aschliman.)

    New Exhibit Showcases History and Role of Forests in Ohio

    Feb 13, 2017

    A new exhibit presented by the Ohio State University Libraries tells the story of the unique connection and history shared between The Ohio State University and Ohio’s forests.  Building Ohio State: From Forest to the Renovation of the Thompson Library examines the past, present and future of Ohio’s forest resources.  On display through May 14, the exhibit features interactive opportunities to learn about Ohio’s forest resources, shows examples of forest products, and highlights sustainable forest management and its continuing role in education, sustainability and economic development in the state of Ohio.  The William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library, Ohio State’s main library, underwent a complete renovation from 2006 to 2009 that not only transformed the building into a 21st century research library and campus hub, but also restored the original 1913 library to its historical grandeur.

  4. There’s bucks in your trees, Ohio State experts say — from timber production, maple syrup, mushrooms and more. (Photo: iStock.)

    Feb. 6 in Bucyrus: Workshop on Ways to Make Money From Your Woods

    Feb 1, 2017

    workshop on Feb. 6 in Bucyrus will show you how money can grow on your trees. And also under and around them.  Called “Woodland Opportunities,” it’s from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Ohio State University Extension’s Crawford County office, 112 E. Mansfield St.  “‘What should I do with my woods?’ It’s a question we get a lot,” said Kathy Smith, coordinator of OSU Extension’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program, which is sponsoring the event and providing the instructors.