Give ‘Wilderness’ Designation to Backcountry Area of Shawnee State Forest
Aug14

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 Area (BCMA) intact.  The BCMA should be state Wilderness and not a clear-cut zone!! •Ohio Division of Forestry should strengthen the habitat protections for the 8,000 acres of Backcountry Area of Shawnee State Forest in Scioto and Adams counties. •The best way to protect State designated “Endangered” and “Threatened” species is to permit no timbering, burning or vehicle access in large, un-fragmented areas. –The public has limited time to respond; please sign prior to August 30, 2013! We have provided the form below to send an email directly to Nate Jester at the Ohio Division of Forestry.  If you feel more comfortable, please feel free to access and print the PDF of the letter and snail mail the letter directly to Nate Jester.  Click here for the PDF. —————————————————- As a resident of Ohio, I want the Backcountry Management Area of Shawnee State Forest given the designation of a protected Wilderness. It's my belief that Ohio needs to do more to create areas for rare species to thrive. Your Name  :  * Your Email  :  * City  :  * Additional Message  :  Enter Code : *...

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Ruby Slippers Protect the Earth: Benefit for Buckeye Forest Council
May14

Ruby Slippers Protect the Earth: Benefit for Buckeye Forest Council

BFC Board Member and all around super woman, Donna Carver, is known far and wide for wearing high heels — everywhere. Including when she is taking on Big Oil and Gas bullies and stomping through fields to photograph leaking toxic waste wells threatening to pollute Ohio’s drinking water and harm her community. Donna will be climbing a tree, yes in high heels, to raise money to benefit BFC so we may continue our work to protect Ohio’s native forests and their inhabitants. We address the broader threats to climate, ecological and human health from dirty energy. Please make a donation here to help Donna reach her goal of $7,500 and be able to come down from her perch. ***UPDATE**** This fundraiser is now closed. Did you know that BFC Offers Group Membership to Ohio Community Organizations? Benefits According to Suggested Contribution Amount: $50 – Your group listed on BFC website (with a link to your web or facebook page) $75 – Your group listed on BFC website and fiscal sponsorship $100-Your group listed on BFC website, fiscal sponsorship and a visit from a BFC staffer to a local meeting of your choice* * Staff member is based on meeting subject matter and availability. Mileage not included.  Click here to make a...

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