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|Aug 27-29, 2015
|Funded in part by
A synopsis of Flora-Quest 2015: see our blog
This year we embraced a new habitat, the hemlock forests and uplands of
Mohican State Forest. Mohican’s hemlock eco-systems hold the key to Ohio's
largest and rarest salamander, the Hellbender. Our conference on Aug 27-29,
2015 explored the waterfalls, ferns, aquatic life and hemlock trees of the Clear
Fork river gorge. We will took one day to understand Mohican's
ecosystems and a second day to learn how they are impacted by agriculture.
We visited Malabar Farm, home of author Louis Bromfield, to learn about
this 1940's visionary and the beautiful old growth forest trees and wetlands he
protected. Bromfield helped us to understand good farming practises are vital
to healthy aquatic systems, which impact the hellbender and the people in
Pleasant Valley and beyond. Will we honor the Bromfield legacy which feeds
the land and protects our natural heritage, or will Ohio be a land of extraction?
communities. It is Flora-Quest's goal to connect citizens with their natural
heritage. In the words of Baba Dioum, "In the end we will only conserve what
we love, love what we understand, and understand only what we are taught."
In Mohican Forest and Pleasant Valley, there is much to learn and love about
this land. Whether you choose to visits waterfalls, the counter-facing trails of
the river gorge, or an aquatic adventure, come home to Mohican.
The Covered Bridge at the Mohican Clear Fork River Gorge.