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.
By March 2011, then Governor John Kasich will have to submit the state’s budget and that means closing up to an $8 billion budget hole. To close the gap, Kasich has pledged to reduce spending and with that comes cuts to state services. WOSU reports how some non-profit organizations are bracing for the cuts.