Forest of Honor
The Forest of Honor's purpose is to vividly recognize individuals, groups, and organizations which have contributed significantly to the accomplishment of the Division of Forestry’s mission and/or the advancement of forestry within Ohio.
To be included in the Forest of Honor, an individual, group, or organization must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Significantly advanced Ohio’s commercial, private, public, or urban forestry. Instrumental in developing and/or implementing a successful improvement to proper forestry practices that can be used at all levels of forest management in Ohio.
Through written or electronic media, appreciably raised public awareness about the benefits of well managed forest resources. Instrumental in developing and/or implementing a successful informational campaign related to proper forestry practices.
Legislatively championed one or multiple aspects of Ohio forestry. Instrumental in developing and/or implementing a successful change in policy related to proper forestry practices
Through demonstration, instruction, or other educational methods, went above and beyond to instill in students: knowledge, appreciation, and problem solving skills related to trees and forests. Instrumental in developing and/or implementing a successful educational program related to proper forestry practices.
Induction into the Forest of Honor occurs in mid-October, taking advantage of the area’s fall color. Invitees include the honorees, their family and guests, previous honorees, selected constituents, and appropriate DOF staff. A tree is planted for each inductee. Following the ceremony, attendees are invited on a guided wagon tour of Zaleski State Forest
where management activities are explained and fall color enjoyed. The tour concludes with a luncheon for the honorees and guests.
2012 Inductee: Clum Forestry Consultants
Randy & Koral
- October 10, 2012 Induction Ceremony
To view past FOH recipients, click here