Do you enjoy the summer butterflies? Well, as these pollinator populations dwindle, the OhioDepartment of Agriculture and Wayne National Forest are planning to spray a dangerous insecticide called BtK all over Ohio to decrease the Gypsy Moth, a non-native moth that impacts trees through eating of leaves. Unfortunately, BtK doesn’t just kill the Gypsy Moth – it could wipe out every type of butterfly or moth it touches. Read More
The Great Lakes are a national treasure, and economically support a $7 billion fishing industry, $16 billion boating industry, and 1.5 million jobs. The introduction of Asian carp and other species puts the well-being of our communities, wildlife, and waters at risk.
The Ohio Chapter Conservation Committee (Cons Com) is comprised of members and activists from across the state working on a variety of state and local environmental issues. The committee prioritizes Chapter conservation work and oversees several issue sub-committees. The Cons Com meets bi-monthly on the same day as the Executive Committee.
Chapter Conservation Committee
Chair – David Roseman
Agriculture – Tony Szilagye
Energy – Dave Simons
Forests – Loraine McCosker & Bob Kyle
Fracking – OPEN
Nuclear – Pat Marida
Transportation – Chris Curran
Water – Jeff Cox
Matt Trokan – Conservation Director
Amanda Keith – Conservation Manager – Water
Brian Kunkemoeller – Conservation Manager – Energy
Samantha Allen – Conservation Coordinator – Energy
Elissa Yoder – Conservation Coordinator – Water
Jessica Ferrato – Conservation Coordinator – Water
Ann Keefe – Conservation Coordinator – Water
Appalachia – Loraine McCosker
Central Ohio – David Roseman
Miami – Sam McKinley
Northeast Ohio – Steve McPhee
Portage Trail – JP O’Toole
Salt Springs – George Peya
Western Lake Erie – Kris Moazed
2014 Meeting Schedule:
March 16th, May 18th, July 20th, September 21st, November 16th.
Meetings are held at the Ohio Chapter office, 131 N. High St., Columbus, OH.
For more information on how to get involved, contact us at OhioConsComChair@sierraclub.org