COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will host three open houses this month to encourage public participation in state forest management plans.
“The ODNR Division of Forestry holds open houses each year for interested citizens and neighbors to display planned forest management projects for the upcoming year,” said Robert Boyles, ODNR deputy director and state forester. “These proposed projects include timber harvesting, prescribed burning, timber cruising, treating invasive species, recreation trails and facility maintenance.”
The public is cordially invited to attend, ask questions and submit written comments on state forest management plans. The local open house is for Maumee State Forest: Tuesday, July 28, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Maumee State Forest Headquarters, 3390 County Road D, Swanton. For more information, call 419-822-3052.
Comment cards will be available during the open houses for visitors to provide feedback on state forest management. Comments will also be accepted for up to 30 days after the respective open house, at which time comments will be considered as the plans are finalized. Open house information and annual work plans will also be posted on the ODNR website at forestry.ohiodnr.gov/.