Grand River Wildlife Area has grown by 57.5 acres

WEST FARMINGTON — The Grand River Wildlife Area in Trumbull County has increased another 57.5 acres following a recent acquisition by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife.

According to an ODNR release, this acquisition brings the wildlife area total acreage to 7,807.5 acres.

The Western Reserve Land Conservancy assisted in helping secure “the valuable wildlife habitat,” which sits directly adjacent to the Grand River Shooting Range in West Farmington, the release stated.

The new property, it was noted, will serve as an “excellent sound buffer” for the nearby area, and it will harbor a wide diversity of wildlife species.

Grand River Wildlife Area, located just east of West Farmington, includes numerous beaver impoundments and more than 40 man-made marshes, according to its website. The Grand River and five tributary streams meander through the wildlife area, the website reads, subjecting much of it to flooding during heavy rains and spring thaws.

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