Important Bird Areas

Tri-Valley Wildlife Area

Ohio

A large reclaimed surface mine. The habitat is primarily grassland with some forest habitat. 15,137 acres = 6125.94 hectares.

Ornithological Summary

Most of the area has been subjected to surface mining in the past. The reclamation process after mining has led to large patches of grassland habitats, which is rare in Ohio. These patches hold large numbers of breeding grassland birds. Henslow's Sparrow is common throughout the extensive grasslands along with Grasshopper Sparrow and Bobolink.

Conservation Issues

Shrub encroachment, particularly the invasive Autumn Olive, is starting to reduce habitat quality for grassland birds.