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Wayne National Forest-Athens Important Bird Area
Tansky’s Marsh is one of the newest additions to the Wayne National Forest and is one of the largest wetlands in the Athens Ranger District. This 13-acre wetland is located in Hocking County at the intersection of OH-93 and Falls Gore Township Road 382 (between the towns of Gore and Orville).
Species seen at Tansky’s Marsh include Canada Goose, Mallards, Wood Duck, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Yellow Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, Song Sparrow, Tree Swallow, Gray Catbird, Killdeer, Belted Kingfisher, and Red-shouldered Hawk.
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The Wayne National Forest is located in the hills of southeastern Ohio. This small national forest, in the heart of the heavily populated Midwest, covers almost a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills. The Wayne is divided into three blocks administered by two Ranger Districts at Athens and Ironton. A field office is also located east of Marietta.
Visitors to national forest lands are welcome to camp, hike, hunt, and fish. The Forest boundaries surround a checkerboard pattern of ownership, with public and private ownership interspersed. There are over 300 miles of trails in the Forest for hiking, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riding, mountain biking, or horseback riding.
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