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.
President Obama said Tuesday that his administration is creating two new hubs that will link manufacturers with several research universities; one of them Ohio State. The OSU founded technology research organization EWI will also participate.