PERRYSVILLE — Tours of Mohican Forest sites that were previously cut, or “managed,” by the ODNR Division of Forestry will be held Saturday and Sunday, starting at 1 p.m.

Mohican Ad-hoc Council member Annette McCormick, Mohican Forest advocate Theresa Clark, and Dr. Randi Pokladnik will lead the tours. The tours are being organized in response to the DOF’s plan to open more of the Mohican-Memorial State Forest to logging and other timber management practices.

Participants will be able to view and assess what has become of two sites that were previously cut by the DOF in 2004 and prior.

“This is a chance to see what we actually got versus what the DOF claimed we were going to get,” said McCormick. “We can see what has been lost. This is our forest, not theirs.”

A third tour stop will examine the White Pine grove that is next on the DOF’s management list.

“White pines are native to this area, and they can live hundreds of years,” McCormick said.

Tours begin at the Mohican Memorial Shrine, 1000 OH-97, Perrysville, and participants will carpool to the sites. Tours on both days will visit the same locations and are expected to last about two hours.

This event is hosted by dedicated volunteers and Mohican Advocates Inc. For more information, contact ncolandconservancy@gmail.com.

 

 

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