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2021 Wildlife Diversity Conference

Discover the cardinal rule of nature – everything is connected – at the 37th annual Ohio Wildlife Diversity Conference. Hosted by the ODNR Division of Wildlife, the conference will be held virtually on Friday, March 5th. The conference is available free of charge to all registrants.

The conference will feature three outstanding presenters, who will be available for live Q&A sessions after each talk. Presentations will feature the road to recovering North American birds, as well as the lesser known world of Ohio’s millipedes and freshwater snails.

Visit the 2021 Wildlife Diversity Conference page for agenda, speaker bios, registration, and more!

Register for the 2021 Wildlife Diversity Conference*

*The 2021 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp will be for sale beginning February 22, 2021.

Conference Date and Time

Date/Time: Friday, March 5th, 2021. Event is from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Participants will be able to begin logging into the event at 9:30 a.m.

Platform: Zoom will be used for this year’s conference. Participants are encouraged to sign up on the Zoom website prior to the event date and use the Zoom test site: https://zoom.us/test.

How to Register

The 2021 Wildlife Diversity Conference is available free of charge to all registrants. Online registration is required. Recordings of the presentations will be available after the conference on the ODNR YouTube Channel.

Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp and Pin for Sale

The 2021 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp featuring the northern cardinal can be purchased through the Wild Ohio Store. The 2021 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp will be for sale beginning February 22, 2021.

Those wishing to receive the associated pin can request one by calling 1-800-WILDLIFE (945-3543). Those who request a pin will receive them in the mail later in the spring.

Proceeds from the sale of the Wildlife Legacy Stamp are used to support endangered and threatened native species, habitat restoration, land purchases, conservation easements, and educational products for students and wildlife enthusiasts.