Wayne national forest

The Buckeye Habitat Improvement Project will impact 10% (25,000 acres) of the total land in Wayne National Forest (Ironton District) with another 28,000 acres on private land. There are plans to create early successional forests, Oak Hickory and Native Pine with. Wayne Coal Lease Decision Appealed Wayne Coal Lease Decision …

State forests

Give ‘Wilderness’ Designation to Backcountry Area of Shawnee State Forest Biodiversity Must Be Protected For Future Generations: The Ohio Division of Forestry (DOF) is proposing to eliminate an important “backcountry” designation for 8,000 acres of biodiverse forest in Southern Ohio. Tell DOF that they need to keep the Shawnee Backcountry …

Fracking

Bill That Put First Responders At Risk Died In Senate Committee HB 490, introduced by Representatives David Hall and Andy Thompson, posed a major threat to public safety, especially for first responders. Thankfully, the Ohio State Senate Agriculture Committee killed HB 490 prior to going to the floor a vote. …

Biomass

Ohio groups tell EPA, Our Forests Aren’t for Burning Buckeye Forest Council signed on to a letter that went out today to the EPA with several other environmental groups. A letter sent today to EPA from several Ohio environmental groups states that wood-burning biomass power plants shouldn’t be counted as …