Ohio’s Forests - Celebrating a Rich History; Planning for Emerging Threats
Once covering nearly 95% of Ohio, forests and woodlands have been, and still are, rich sources of industry, development, recreation, clean water, biodiversity, and beauty that underpin our well-being. Research, teaching, and outreach at Ohio State University have helped nurture Ohio’s forests and people, and a new exhibit at the iconic Thompson Library highlights Ohio’s forests: Building Ohio State: From Forests to the Renovation of Thompson Library. Yet, even as in decades gone by, threats to the vitality and usefulness of Ohio’s forests continue to emerge. Attend the February 14, 2017 Environmental Professionals Network breakfast to celebrate Ohio’s forests, learn about the exhibit, discuss emerging threats, then tour the exhibit at the library.
Bus to Thompson Library and tour limited to first 44 tour registrants.
(forestry club tree planting-1926)
(crossties and fence posts-1911)
Celebrating Ohio’s Forests and Previewing Thompson Library Exhibit
John Dorka, Master Logger Coordinator/Government Relations and past-Executive Director, Ohio Forestry Association
Mark Ervin, Ohio Society of American Foresters
With brief videos; introduction of exhibit curators/sponsors*
Ohio’s Forests – Planning for Threats: Climate Change, Invasives, and More
Stephen Matthews, PhD, Assistant Professor, OSU School of Environment and Natural Resources and Landscape Change Research Group, USDA Forest Service
Bus to Building Ohio State: from Forests to the Renovation of Thompson Library exhibit and library tour (for first 44 who sign up)
Kathy Smith, OSU School of Environment and Natural Resources, Forestry Extension Program Director
Florian Diekmann, PhD, OSU University Libraries, Head, FAES Library and Student Success Center
Adam Conway, President, Superior Hardwoods of Ohio; VP, Ohio Forestry Association Board of Directors
Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43210
7:15 Doors open, coffee, etc. and networking
7:40 Warm breakfast buffet
8:15 Celebrating Ohio’s Forests and Previewing Thompson Library Exhibit
8:30 Ohio’s Forests – Planning for Threats: Climate Change, Invasives, and More
9:15 Wrap-up and invitation to future EPN events
9:30 Optional, for first 44: Bus departs for Thompson Library and exhibit tour
10:50 Bus arrives back at Center
For further information about these 2nd Tuesdays Breakfasts or the EPN, please contact David Hanselmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-247-1908.
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