ODNR Press Release:
2018 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp Now Available
Conservation stamp proceeds go toward wildlife diversity
COLUMBUS, OH -
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The contest was open to Ohio residents, and a total of 60 native Ohio snake photos were submitted for the contest.
The idea for the Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp began as a grassroots effort to inform the public about the need to fund wildlife conservation. Offering the stamp to the public has continued with the positive support of individuals and conservation groups throughout the state.
Fourteen dollars of every $15 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp sold are invested in the state’s Wildlife Diversity Fund. This fund supports habitat restoration, wildlife and habitat research projects, creation of wildlife educational materials, as well as efforts that restore and conserve endangered and threatened species. No state tax dollars are contributed to this fund.
The contest was judged at the Fountain Inn in Lakeside during the ninth annual Wildlife Diversity Partners Conference in September. The photos were judged on originality, technical excellence, composition and overall impact.
The subject for next year’s event, the 10th Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp Photo Contest, is a native Ohio owl. Here in Ohio, owls can be found in a variety of habitats and can be great subjects for photographers, making owls a deserving choice to be showcased on the 2019 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp. People can learn more about Ohio native owl species by visiting wildohio.gov. Entries will be accepted Aug. 1-
Participants of the first Wildlife Diversity Partners Conference in 2008 collaborated with the ODNR Division of Wildlife to create the Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp. The goal was to provide all Ohioans with an easy and visible way to support wildlife conservation efforts in their state. The inaugural stamp was introduced in March 2010. Visit ohiodnr.gov for more details about the Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp and other wildlife-
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.