95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
The City of Columbus has donated eleven houses to the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The homes lie in the way of a road widening project and will be demolished after the local Habitat chapter salvages useable items from the structures.