Posts Tagged ‘wetlands’

Earth Day service along river, in wetland

Props to the 60-plus volunteers who helped clean up the Olentangy River and CFAES’s Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park as a day of service on Earth Day, April 22. Read more and see photos on the School of Environment and Natural Resources’ website. The school manages the wetland. (Photo: Ris Twigg via SENR.)

Sounds good; or, wetlands calling from the underwaterworld

Image of western chorus frog 2“It’s in the woods, is surrounded by some impressive swamp white oaks and has a grove of buttonbush growing in it. It’s also a breeding site for several species of woodland amphibians, including spotted salamanders and chorus frogs.” If you’d like to (1) visit this place (the chorus frogs may be calling) and (2) have a place like it on your own land yourself, sign up by May 27. (Photo: Western chorus frog, USFWS Headquarters.)

Helping Mr. Toad come home

Image of American toad 2You’re in luck — and being helpful — if your land has a wetland, says CFAES Wildlife Specialist Marne Titchenell. “Wetlands are rare habitats that many plants and animals depend on. Landowners who are willing to dedicate a portion of their land to a wetland are providing some much-needed homes for wildlife.” Learn more in a workshop she’s co-teaching June 3.

In honor of World Wetlands Day …

Mazeika Sullivan and some of his students talk about CFAES’s Wilma H. Shiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park in a video published last spring. The park, which is located in Columbus near Ohio State’s campus, is a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance. Sullivan, an associate professor in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, is the park’s director. Today is World Wetlands Day.

Today is World Wetlands Day

Feb. 2 marks the anniversary of the adoption of the 1971 Ramsar Convention for the conservation and wise use of wetlands. The convention focused on the conservation, education and importance of wetlands throughout the world. Wetlands provide a host of ecosystem services, including habitat for plant and animal species, flood control during storm events, water-quality improvement, and a food source for a large portion of the world’s population. The Ramsar Convention continues to promote wetlands and their ecosystem services and to approve the designation of sites around the world that serve as wetlands of international importance. In 2008, the Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park (ORWRP) became the 25th wetland of...    Read More »

Out of the classroom, into the field

bob gatesCFAES’s Bob Gates recently completed a summer faculty fellowship with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Based in the agency’s East Lansing, Michigan, field office, he focused on wetland conservation during the program’s six weeks. An associate professor of wildlife ecology, he’s pictured, left, with Denny Albert of USFWS in a marsh on northern Lake Michigan. Read the story. (Photo: Greg Soulliere, USFWS.)

Watch: ‘All these really critical questions come back to water’

wetland video 2 for GBStudents and professors in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources talk about wetlands, water quality and the school’s Olentangy River Wetland Research Park in a new YouTube video (3:23). Related post.

‘It’s a real experiential learning process for the students’

Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park  CFAES Dr. Mazeika SullivanSome returning CFAES students are finding their classroom all wet, by design. In fact, you might see them in waders. Five courses taught through the School of Environment and Natural Resources are meeting at, and in, the Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park during autumn semester 2014, part of a plan to increasingly use its 52 acres of marsh and mud, frogs and geese, fish and water for teaching. Read the story. (Photo: K.D. Chamberlain, CFAES Communications.)

Heavy lifting

The website of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources asks and answers the question, “How do you move 44 tons of soil from 88 mesocosm tubs in 2.5 hours?”

New path into the forest

ohio woodland stewardsThere’s something good growing between CFAES’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program and Ohio State’s Mansfield campus. And it stands to help Ohio’s woods, wetlands, and wildlife — by helping people learn about helping them. Details and links to article and video. (Photo: University Communications, Ohio State.)