|A primary reason for this event is to expose people to one of
the most wonderful natural regions remaining in Ohio. The
Shawnee Forest and the neaby Edge of Appalachia preserve
collectively contain nearly 4/5th of all the flora and fauna
found in the state. Furthermore, because of the extent of
these areas - 60,000+ acres in Shawnee; 15,000 in the edge of
Appalachia- the region has a true wilderness flavor not found
many other places in the state. Protection of Shawnee and
the Edge is critical to conserving a huge piece of Midwestern
biodiversity, and providing Ohioans with an area where they
can go to experience true wild lands.
|"In the end we will conserve only what we love,
we will love only what we understand and we will
understand only what we are taught."
|View of Buzzardroost Rock's sheer facing
The Nature Conservancy