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Mansfield Fire Department, Other Area Agencies Receive Grants

7 Jul , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse, Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The Mansfield Fire Department will have a new “eye in the sky” in its monitoring of potential area forest fires.

The Department, as well as two others in contiguous counties, received grants to assist in such efforts. Mansfield’s was for $3,000 to purchase a new drone.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry strives to support Ohio’s fire departments and the communities that they serve. Through the Community Wildfire Risk Reduction (CWRR) Grant program, the Division of Forestry recently approved grant funding for 37 projects totaling $75,718 for fire departments in eastern and southern Ohio. More…

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ODNR Invites Public To State Forest Virtual Open House Events

29 Oct , 2020  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry has invited the public to attend any of three virtual open houses to learn more about management plans for Ohio’s state forests. Held annually, this year’s open houses are scheduled for early November.

“The Ohio Division of Forestry envisions healthy, diverse forests valued for the life-sustaining benefits they provide now and forever,” said Dan Balser, chief of the Division of Forestry. “Your input during the open house process is a crucial component of our strategic planning to ensure the sustainable use and protection of Ohio’s public forest lands.”

Division of Forestry’s forest managers and foresters develop annual work plans to guide management activities for 23 state forests in Ohio covering more than 200,000 acres combined. These open houses provide an opportunity for the public to better understand and comment on Ohio’s plans for sustainable forestry, which include recreation, treating invasive species, prescribed burning, and timber cruising and harvesting. More…