Ohio Prairie Association
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Membership in OPA is easy, without cost, and encouraged for everyone with an interest in Ohio prairies. First, read and agree to support the objectives of OPA below, then email us your information (below).
The OPA Mission Statement The Ohio Prairie Association is a non-
The OPA Vision Statement The Ohio Prairie Association envisions a time when Ohioans will have a strong public understanding and appreciation for Ohio prairies and their native plant and animal species; and these prairies are widely conserved, restored, managed, expanded, and are frequently encountered in the state.
To become an OPA member, simply email to us the following:
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2. Street Mailing Address (1st and, if needed, 2nd line )
3. City, State, Zip Code
4. Email address
5. (Optional) Phone #
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Last updated 15 July 2018
— Day's Events —
9am Arrival and Welcome
Restoration topics covered:
*lnvasive species control: mechanical, biological, chemical
*Shift in Reclamation Approach: Along the Divide: Tree Law to Grass Law
*ODNR Natives in reclamation project: adding prairie species to reclamation sites
Visit Lake Trail prairie habitat (20-
*Solitary bee research (Megan OSU grad student)
*Prairie establishment & management, pollinator initiatives across the state
(Mike Retterer, Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative)
Also on tour: 'typical' safari tour with sightings and information about endangered and imperiled animals from around the world including rhino, giraffe, takin, and oryx.
12:00 End Tour. Lunch at outdoor pavilion. OPA Annual Meeting for registered participants.
(requires driving personal cars, 10 minute drive).
Requires walking ~20 minutes total including some hills between stops
Stop 1: Wetland Restoration: weir/berm approach
Stop 2: Stream & Riparian Restoration
Stop 3: Bat boxes
Stop 4: Healthy Forests, Healthy Wildlife project (Understory invasive removal and native planting)
Requires walking ~30 minutes total including one small hill between stops
Stop 1: Research on Wilds prairies: long term butterfly monitoring, vegetation transects (Rebecca Swab, Director of Restoration Ecology)
Stop 2: Ecosystem engineers — Active beaver dam & lodge (Pattama Ulrich, OSU grad student)
Stop 3: Soil microbes in prairies (Nicola Lorenz, OSU)
Stop 4: Grassland birds (Jim Dooley, Muskingum University)
Stop 5: Pollinator research (Andrew Lybbert, OSU grad student)
4pm Depart from main parking lot
2018 Ohio Prairie Conference
Events begin at
Main Parking Lot at The Wilds
14000 International Rd Cumberland, OH 43732
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