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  • A beautiful day to explore wetlands. A beautiful day to explore wetlands.
  • Looking for salamanders in this vernal pool on Ohio State's Mansfield campus! Looking for salamanders in this vernal pool on Ohio State's Mansfield campus!
  • Salamander found near vernal pool. Salamander found near vernal pool.
  • This wetland is a part of an outdoor classroom at Ohio State's Mansfield Campus. This wetland is a part of an outdoor classroom at Ohio State's Mansfield Campus.

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!

 

More information at go.osu.edu/wetlands and go.osu.edu/woodlandstewards