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January 28, 2020

As climate chaos becomes more apparent both globally and right here in Ohio, it is more important than ever that we take advantage of every opportunity to make our voices heard on forest policy.

On January 19th Wayne National Forest announced the opening of a 45 day pub...

July 26, 2019

On July 25, 2019 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced a 10 day protest period ending Aug 5 for the upcoming September auction of 14 parcels of Federally owned minerals on public land in the Marietta Unit of Wayne National Forest. Previous protest periods were...

December 15, 2018

DATE: December 15, 2018

CONTACT: Becca Pollard, Co-Founder, Keep Wayne Wild


Recently the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the US Government both issued reports acknowledging what people all over the world...

November 9, 2018

Anti-protest legislation has been introduced in a number of states and has already been passed in Iowa and Louisiana, making "critical infrastructure" protests a FELONY. Protestors at L'Eau Est La Vie Camp protesting the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana have already...

November 3, 2018

On Halloween The Bureau of Land Management made the terrifying decision to approve the first two APDs for the Wayne National Forest. Eclipse Resources plans to drill two new wells on an existing well pad off of County Road 10 in Monroe County and drill horizontally und...

August 3, 2018

This Spring Keep Wayne Wild partnered with Ohio State University's Graduate Evolution and Ecology Grad Students Group (GEES) to conduct our first bioblitz in the Marietta Unit of Wayne National Forest. We had our second one in July and are now beginning to plan a third...

June 1, 2018

Wayne National Forest's Land Management Plan is being revised and public input is critical to ensure USFS knows what the people want. The plan will determine what happens to the forest over the next decade. This encompasses everything from prescribed burning, logging,...

May 9, 2018

For Immediate Release: May 9, 2018

For more information contact:

Becca Pollard,

BUTLER COUNTY– HEARTWOOD will hold its 28th Annual Forest Council, “Edge Effects,” over the Memorial Day weekend at the 300-acre, forested Camp Crestfield, located righ...

March 14, 2018

In September of 2016 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)  announced its plan to lease up to 40,000 acres of the Marietta Unit of Wayne National Forest (Ohio’s only national forest) to gas and oil companies for unconventional hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Over the p...

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