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A DAY in the WOODS Hosted 100th Event in June

The A DAY in the WOODS forestry program recently hosted its 100th workshop at the Vinton Furnace State Forest in southern Ohio. This milestone workshop took place on June 9 at the Vinton Furnace State Forest with 154 attendees. One highlight of the day was the presentation of a proclamation from the governor and lieutenant governor of the State of Ohio by Steve Gray, assistant director, Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Since it started in 2012, A DAY in the WOODS has grown to include 17 community partners and has attracted more than 5,400 participants. It still holds true to its original goal of providing quality educational opportunities for family forest owners in Appalachian Ohio. And the impact it continues to have on its participants is powerful. Here’s what a couple of participants have shared about their experience with the program: 


“...the Day in the Woods seminars were indispensable in helping me maintain my timber.”  


“My favorite part was the interaction between the landowners and resource staff. The structure of [A DAY in the Woods] created the opportunity for both to learn from each other and see and better understand a variety of perspectives. I have taken many things learned...and applied them both professionally and personally.” 

For more information about the A DAY in the WOODS program, visit