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New Licking County Service Forester

Ohio has 22 Service Foresters statewide that work one-on-one with woodland owners to:

  • Help landowners create a long-term woodland plan for wildlife habitat, forest industries, or recreation
  • Help landowners develop woodlands -- what trees to plant, improving woodlot health, increasing timber production
  • Recommend resources for technical assistance, marketing assistance, and financial incentives

Jason Van Houten is Licking County’s new Service Forester.  Reach him at (614) 265-6703 or