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.
Dredging of the Scioto River started in downtown Columbus last week. Itâ€™s part of the Scioto Greenways project that began with demolition of the Main Street dam. Workers have found a lot of man-made debris as the river level falls; and theyâ€™re saving some valuable aquatic species.