Mid-Conference Field Trip 19
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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