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The Wilds and conservation

The Wilds

The area of eastern Ohio known as The Wilds is one of the largest conservation parks in the country. The 10,000-acre spread has undergone massive transformations from its prehistoric beginning to farmland to strip mining and now preserve. We’ll speak to the director of the new documentary 10,000 Acres which chronicles the history of The Wilds.


  • Doug Swift, Director of the documentary The Wilds
  • Dorothy Montgomery, Lifelong resident, Muskingum County, former Muskingum County Commissioner
  • Dr. Jan Ramer, Sr. Vice President Animal Care and Conservation, Columbus Zoo and The Wilds

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