Stories by Matt Brown

About Matt

Matt Brown has been the Wildlife & Forestry Specialist for the Columbiana Soil & Water Conservation District since 2007. He has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Conservation from Kent State University. Matt can be reached at 330-332-8732 or Matt.W.Brown@oh.nacdnet.net.

The pros and cons of owning a pond

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Private ponds can be a great way to add function, as well as scenic beauty, to your property. A properly constructed pond can provide a landowner with their own personal fishing hole, swimming destination or place to view wildlife. The possibility of these positive aspects tends to consume the landowners thought process when deciding to […]

If you want to see more ruffed grouse, we need the right kind of habitat

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ohio’s once grouse-friendly habitat is changing.

The Dirt on Conservation: Improve some whitetail deer habitat

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I often get questions from hunters and other wildlife enthusiasts about improving whitetail deer habitat on their property. In many instances, these conversations are immediately directed toward the planting of food plots. Landowners want to know the best food source they can plant to attract deer and other wildlife.

Looking toward spring: Get youth outdoors with these seasonal activities

Thursday, February 3, 2011

In my last article – Kids Caring about Conservation — I eluded to the fact that a large percentage of today’s youth do not get a chance to experience the great outdoors. This lack of experience often leads to a complete disconnection with the wild world around them. As we encourage the conservation of our […]

Kids caring about conservation

Thursday, July 22, 2010

As a kid, I can remember spending the majority of my free time outdoors. Like many kids, I participated in my fair share of sports, and put a countless number of miles on my mountain bike. Yet my fondest memories as a child came from other outdoor activities. When I wasn’t in school or participating […]

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