Student Staff Highlight: Wetlands for Wildlife
June 7, 2016
In the early 19th Century, the Great Black Swamp occupied over three million acres of land in northwest Ohio. Since then, over 90% of Ohio’s wetlands have been drained. Ohio State’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program hosted a workshop at the Mansfield campus on June 3, covering the importance of wetlands and management information for landowners. Our student staff member Katarina Funk got outdoors and observed firsthand the function of wetlands on campus as habitat for a great diversity of wildlife including frogs, fish, salamanders, and dragonflies. Columbus campus has its own wetlands that are open to the public and provide an excellent wildlife viewing opportunity!