Past Events

  1. Dec 11, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Join Marne Titchenell, OSU Extension's Wildlife Program Specialist, within the School of Environment and Natural Resources as she shares how dead wood (standing and on the forest floor) is important to a variety of wildlife species. She will also discuss ways to create and maintain dead wood in your woodland.

  2. Nov 20, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Join Bill Peterman, Associate Professor in Wildlife Ecology and Management, in the School of Environment and Natural Resources as he shares with us his research on the endangered timber rattlesnake. SAF CFE's - 2.0 hrs

  3. Nov 13, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Amy Stone, OSU Extension Educator for Lucas County and the State Spotted Lanternfly Coordinator, joins us with an update on the status of the non-native, invasive spotted lanternfly.  What’s is happening in the world of Spotted Lanternfly? Learn the latest on SLF in the US and in Ohio – where is it and what can you do. From trapping and monitoring (humans and dogs), to its modes movement (natural and human assisted)– this one is a hitch hiker, and the latest on host plant observations and research, you won’t want to miss this update. SAF CFE's - 2.0 hrs

  4. Oct 16, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Interested in learning how to manage the deer in your woods? Join Gabe Karns, Assistant Professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources as he discusses white-tailed deer ecology and habitat needs, and how to manage their populations. SAF CFE's offered - 2.0 hrs ISA credits offered Certified Arborist: 2  Municipal Specialist: 2 BCMA - Science: 1 BCMA - Practice: 1

  5. Oct 2, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Join Bob Gates, Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Management, in the School of Environment and Natural Resources as he takes on a tour of diversity, ecology, and management of Ohio's shorebirds. SAF CFE's offered - 2.0 hrs.

  6. Sep 4, 2020, 11:00am - 1:00pm

    The climate is changing, and it is impacting forests in many ways. The magnitude of continued accelerated change requires adaptation strategies aim to maintain healthy and productive forests. As forests are placed under additional stress it is also critical that we consider how wildlife may respond to a shifting climate and important forest habitats that they depend on. For birds, there is natural ecological link to the importance of trees and forest structure and in many cases birds are often used as indicators of forest conditions and management goals.

  7. Aug 7, 2020, 10:00am - 11:30am

    Help track invasive species using the Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN) App. Join Kathy Smith, Amy Stone, Marne Titchenell, and Eugene Braig, specialists in forestry, horticulture, wildlife, and aquatic ecology as they share how to use the app to report invasive species. ISA and SAF continuing education credits applied for.

  8. Jul 24, 2020, 10:00am - 11:30am

    Join Cleveland Metroparks Daniel Volk for this presentation on beech leaf disease (BLD).  American beech have been declining in the presence of beech leaf disease (BLD) over the past eight years. BLD was first found in Lake County, Ohio in 2012 but has now been seen in more than 40 counties across multiple states as of 2019. In this webinar, you'll learn about the short history of BLD and what we're doing to combat this devastating issue.  Continuing education credits will be available for ISA and SAF.

  9. Jul 17, 2020, 10:00am - 11:30am

    Spend some time with ODNR Division of Forestry Service Forester Jeremy Scherf, Coordinator of the Ohio Forest Tax Law program as he explains the differences between the two property tax reduction programs in Ohio, the Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) and the Ohio Forest Tax Law (OFTL). Learn how you can improve the quality of your woods and save money.  

  10. Jun 5, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Join OSU's Joe Boggs and Amy Stone as we explore some of Ohio's forest insects.  We will look at both native and non-native insects and leave time at the end of the session for questions.  Join us for this free event.  Both ISA and SAF continuing education credits will be offered.