Ohio Forestry's June camp focuses on forestry and wildlife management

ZANESVILLE – The Ohio Forestry Association Foundation has released its Camp Canopy schedule for June 9-14 at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum. Registration is open to students entering ninth grade or graduating high school.

“We are excited to teach our campers forestry and wildlife management tools like chainsaw safety and electrofishing this year,” said Marne Titchenell, Ohio State University Extension wildlife program director and camp co-director. “Wildlife biologists use electrofishing as a sampling method to study fish populations, and chainsaw safety is a critical skill for forest management.”

Campers participate in an all-camp beach party at Camp Canopy at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum.

Campers participate in an all-camp beach party at Camp Canopy at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum.

Campers will also explore forestry and wildlife topics such as Ohio tree identification, geology, silviculture, reptiles and forest products.

In 2023, over $8,000 in scholarships were awarded to campers pursuing degrees in forestry, wildlife or environmental sciences. Many of today's industry leaders and conservation organizations are Camp Canopy alumni, a testament to the enduring value Camp Canopy has provided to the management of Ohio's natural resources for more than 50 years.

Local organizations offer sponsorships to cover the cost of camp registration. To apply, contact your local soil and water conservation district, logging group or regional forestry association. Or email [email protected] for further assistance.

The Ohio Forestry Association Foundation is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports Camp Canopy and many other educational programs offered to students throughout Ohio. By designing lesson plans that incorporate adventure and education, the Ohio Forestry Association Foundation and Camp Canopy provide a comprehensive overview of the forestry and wildlife disciplines. A small group of dedicated individuals oversee camp activities and instruction to ensure campers have the most engaging and educational experience possible. Learn more at

This article originally appeared on Zanesville Times Recorder: Camp Canopy Announces Schedule for Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum

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