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Mid-Conference Field Trip 19

Oak Openings Restoration and Management

All mid-conference field trips will depart from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Proceed to the second level connector where signage will direct you to the proper transportation queue for your tour.

Mid-Conference Field Trip 19 will depart at 8am.

Come visit the globally rare prairie, savanna and floodplain ecosystem complex located in northwestern Ohio. The Oak Openings have been designated “one of America’s last great places” by The Nature Conservancy. This hiking tour will include the region’s best example of open sand dunes and barren sand habitat, remnant and wet prairies and oak savannas at Oak Openings and Kitty Todd Preserves. Restoration, research and management techniques, in addition to history ecology and geology of the region will be discussed. A tour of Dutch elm disease-tolerant elm plantation will also be included.


Cost: free – transportation and lunch included. Dinner cost responsibility of the attendee.
Duration: full day and early evening
Tour Leader: Kathleen Knight, USDA Forest Service
Min/Max Participants: 12/54

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