Cooperative ag opportunity at wildlife refuge

Staff Writer

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge has a cooperative agriculture opportunity for farming on 85.39 acres. Farming will be authorized for one year (2023).
The acreage is located on the Two Rivers West Unit located in Salem Township off Portage River South Road,
Cooperative agriculture is used at the refuge as a management tool to prepare the site for wildlife habitat restoration. Habitat restoration on the property will be implemented in 2024.
Applications must be received by 3 p.m. April 28. Any applications not physically received by 3 p.m. will not be considered. Applications may be submitted by email to, or by mail or in person to Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 West State Route 2, Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449. To be considered, applicants must complete and submit the appropriate forms; forms are available on the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Website. Printed copies of the application packages can be picked up at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center.
Call or email to schedule a packet pickup.
Applications will be scored and ranked using objective criteria described in the application form. The successful applicant will be notified May 1. All unsuccessful applicants will be notified by May 2 by phone or email.
For more information, please contact Refuge Manager, Jason Lewis, 419-898-0014 ext. 30,


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