Steve Pollick

Ohio-based bird group questions study on wind farm

Oak Harbor, Ohio — The proposed Icebreaker/LEEDCo offshore wind project, which would place up to six huge wind turbines in central Lake Erie, eight miles from downtown Cleveland, poses a significant hazard to both birds and bats moving across or living on the lake, says the Oak Harbor-based Black Swamp Bird Observatory. BSBO recently issued a position statement on Icebreaker,…

Awarded officer went out of his way to make things good

Jeremy Payne, FOP Lodge 143 President, congratulates Investigator Bury on receipt of his award. (ODNR Division of Wildlife) Sometimes, it’s personal. So I am especially pleased that Ohio Wildlife Investigator Brian Bury, assigned to the Lake Erie Unit, has been name Wildlife Officer of the Year by Wildlife Officer Lodge 143, of the Fraternal Order of Police of the State…

Make your opinion known on Mohican timbering

Mohican Memorial State Forest in Ashland County. (Ohio DNR)The North Central Ohio Land Conservancy and its legion of supporters are circulating a petition urging Gov. John Kasich and Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) to protect the 4,525-acre Mohican Memorial State Forest in Ashland County from timbering and to foster ecotourism there instead. At issue is a long-term plan by…