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Last updated 8:49PM ET
July 15, 2018
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DNR pays for forest maintenance
(WOUB) - Forests help clean the air and water.

They provide income to landowners.

And they help support the wood industry in Ohio.

So the Department of Natural Resources is trying to protect forests.

One way to do this is through the Forest Legacy Program.

Mark Ervin is with the Ohio Division of Forestry, and he says 25 of the eligible counties are in Southeast Ohio.

He says the program pays people to permanently maintain their woods.

To participate in the Forest Legacy Program, woodland owners must fill out an application, and get it turned in by March 31.
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