As we expand our online content we are offering live webinars.  Once the webinars are complete, the recordings of those webinars are posted below. 

Management: Deer and Habitat

Join Gabe Karns, Assistant Professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources in this webinar as he discusses white-tailed deer ecology and habitat needs, and how to manage their populations. Gabe also spends time discussing the challenges of deer management while balancing multiple stakeholders (i.e. hunting community, farming community, those living in urban areas) and their needs.

Birds of Ohio Shores: Diversity, Ecology and Management of Shorebirds in Ohio

Join Bob Gates, Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Management, in the School of Environment and Natural Resources as he guides us through the identification of Ohio's shorebirds from pipers to plovers and more in this video

Here is a copy of Bob's slides. Enjoy!



The Impacts of Climate Change on Forests and Wildlife

The climate is changing, and it is impacting forests in many ways. The magnitude of continued accelerated change requires adaptation strategies aimed towards maintaining 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. Join Steve Matthews, wildlife professor and ecologist with OSU's School of Environment and Natural Resources as he guides us through climate change impacts in this video.  

NOTE: In his talk, Steve referred to the Climate and Tree Atlas. This is a great resources to learn more about how climate is impacting tree species and birds. 

Want to learn more? Check out A Day in the Woods program "Forest and Wildlife History and Future Challenges" on Friday, September 11 at 10 am. Steve will be featured in this program as well as talks on the history of Ohio's forests and wildlife populations, and the impacts of invasive species on wildlife. 

The Great Lakes Early Detection Network: Helping Land Managers Track Invasive Species

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 in this webinar.

Here is the how-to video on using the GLEDN app that is played during the webinar. 

Beech Leaf Disease History, Treatment and Surveys

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. Join Daniel Volk, Forest Health Project Coordinator for Cleveland Metroparks, as he shares information about the short history of BLD and what is being done to combat this devastating issue. Daniel was also joined by Enrico Bonnello, OSU Professor of Molecular and Chemical Ecology of Trees, and Connie Hausman, Senior Conservation Science Manager with Cleveland Metroparks for this webinar.  

The Ins and Outs of Ohio's Property Tax Reduction Programs: CAUV and Ohio Forest Tax Law

ODNR Division of Forestry Service Forester Jeremy Scherf, Coordinator of the Ohio Forest Tax Law program, 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) in this webinar. Learn how you can improve the quality of your woods and save money.

Forest Insects: Native and Non-native - June 5, 2020

Join OSU’s Amy Stone and Joe Boggs as we look at some native forest insects and some non-native forest insects.  Insects that create ‘tents’, insects that dance, along with insects that create galls and insects that suck sap – something for everyone. Click the picture to view the webinar.


Programs Promoting Healthy Forests and Wildlife: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Funding Programs - May 29, 2020

NRCS offers technical and financial assistance to improve resource conditions such as soil quality, water quality and habitat quality, through implementing conservation practices, or activities, such as conservation planning that address natural resource concerns on the land. Dave Libben, NRCS District Conservationist and Nick Schell, NRCS State Biologist, as they discuss how funding programs can help improve your woodland and wildlife goals. Click the picture to view the webinar.