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wppRaising a hellbender is rough, but rewarding

By Aaron Dodds  – Farm and Dairy – November 24, 2017
Over the past 10 years, the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District has been a part of the
Ohio Hellbender Partnership, an organization of private, state and federal entities that is trying to preserve the state endangered hellbender. The hellbender is the largest native salamander found in North America and is found within the unglaciated ragged and worn hills of Appalachia and the Ozarks. Jefferson County and its citizens have an extensive and intertwined relationship with the hellbender (stone carvings of hellbenders by the Monongahela people dating to 600 BC were found in the Ohio River bed stone just north of Steubenville) that continues to this day. For full story, click here.

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