Frequently Asked Questions about the Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp
What does my money fund?
- Habitat restoration – 95% of Ohio is privately owned and we work with landowners to enhance and improve their habitat for wildlife. The Division also implements projects on a continuous basis that improves the 200,000 acres we own, as well as the additional 800,000 acres that we manage.
- Habitat acquisition – We will focus our acquisition efforts in the following manner:
- Facilitate conservation easements on riparian corridor where endangered species live.
- Purchase the most critical pieces of the landscape to complement existing high-quality habitat
- Add contiguous pieces of land to existing wildlife areas
- Educational materials – Produce materials for the public including our award-winning bird CDs and booklets, field guides, and materials for teachers.
- Without research, wildlife management would be like a ship without a rudder. Wildlife biologists use field data they collect to better understand the habits, needs and issues of Ohio’s native animals. Research is the foundation for sound wildlife management decisions.
How much does the stamp cost?
The stamp is $15. Of that amount, $14 goes to the Wildlife Diversity Fund in the ODNR Division of Wildlife, and $1 is the writing fee for handling the transaction that is kept by the license outlet.
How long is the stamp good for?
One year, from March 1 – Feb. 28
Is the stamp required to enter state wildlife areas?
No, but your purchase of this stamp will help to ensure that these areas continue to be properly managed for wildlife and that new lands can be purchased and protected from development.
Where can I buy it?
The stamp is available for purchase online at wildohio.com and by mail.
Can I buy it as a gift for someone?
Yes! The stamp makes a perfect gift for your family and friends who appreciate wildlife.
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