Woodland, Water and Wildlife Conference - Registration Open for March 4 Conference

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This year's Ohio Woodland, Water & Wildlife (WWW) Conference will be held Wednesday, March 4, 2020. This day-long conference was developed for natural resource professionals and land managers and is held at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center in Mansfield, Ohio. 



The conference includes three concurrent tracks - woodland, water and wildlife. Participants can choose topics in one or all of the tracks. Sessions include: 


  • Prescribed Fire: To Burn, or not to Burn?; Roger Williams, OSU SENR
  • OSU’s Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic: What Issues Did we see in 2019; Joy Pierzynski, OSU, Program Director
  • The Alphabet Soup of Invasives: Updates on ALB, HWA, GM, SLF, TCD; Amy Stone and Kathy Smith OSU Extension
  • Woodland Water Wildlife What’s Up with Waterbirds?; Bob Gates and Nicole Hengst, OSU SENR
  • Update on Ohio Bats; Marne Titchenell, OSU Extension, SENR
  • Wildlife on the Edge: Managing for the Good Effects and Mitigating the Bad; Gabe Karns, OSU SENR
  • The Lake Erie Ecosystem: Current Challenges and Solutions; Sarah Orlando, Ohio Sea Grant College Program
  • Clear Creek: Taking the Wade and See Aproach to a Hocking-area Coldwater Stream; Andrew Boose, Columbus and Franklin County MetroParks
  • Turtles of Northern Ohio Wetlands; Matt Cross, Toledo Zoo 
  • Aquatic Plant Management: Backyards, Retention Ponds and Natural Areas; Mark Warman, Cleveland Metroparks
  • Shorebird Migration Timing, Habitat Use and Management Implications in the Lake Erie March Region; Mark Shieldcastle, Black Swamp Bird Observatory
  • Landscape change, wildlife adaptation and human influence; Jon Cepek, Cleveland Metroparks
  • Ohio’s White-tailed Deer: An Update on Herd Health and Condition; Mike Tonkovich, ODNR, Div. of Wildlife
  • The World of Fungi: Spring Mushrooms; Erika Lyon, OSU Extension, Jefferson/Harrison County


To learn more and begin planning your day, check out the conference information on the OSU Woodland Stewards Website:  https://woodlandstewards.osu.edu/sites/woodlands/files/WWW%202020.pdf


Pre-registration is required to attend the conference. There will be no on-site registration. Continuing education credits for SAF and ISA have been applied for, as well as pesticide recertification credits from ODA. Early bird registration is 2/18/2020 and is $65. Registration after 2/18/2020 is $85. Online registration can be found online at woodlandstewards.osu.edu