Conservation

Tips and Events for the Week of June 25

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Tip 1: Black Bears in Ohio? Several black bears have been spotted across the Buckeye state in recent weeks, including a black bear struck and killed near Interstate 77 in Akron; a black bear spotted in Norton near Interstate 76; a black bear was spotted near a Trumbull County park; and the black bear that was spotted last week in Pike County. Marne Titchenell, a wildlife program specialist with CFAES, can discuss black bears and their sightings in Ohio and what homeowners and landowners can do if they come across one of these animals. Titchenell can be reached at 614-292-0402 or titchenell.4@osu.edu.

Tips and Events for the Week of June 11

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Tip 1: June is National Safety Month: Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in the United States. Ohio averages 13 fatalities on the farm per year. Tractor accidents have been the most common cause for Ohio’s farm fatalities. Farmers are also at high risk for nonfatal injuries as well. Dee Jepsen, state leader for agricultural safety and health in CFAES, can discuss the common cause of farm injuries, as well as prevention measures. She can be reached at jepsen.4@osu.edu or 614-292-6008.

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