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Belmont SWCD works with landowners to provide technical assistance with nuisance wildlife.

The Wildlife/Forestry Specialist provides the following technical services to Belmont County landowners:

  • Wildlife crop damage and solution recommendations
  • Damage prevention methods and materials
  • Provide Nuisance Wildlife Permits for Deer, Canada Geese, Muskrat and Beaver
  • Nuisance Trapper Information
  • Live Traps available for rent
  • Management Plans and Recommendations
  • Food Plot Recommendations
  • Wildlife Related Educational Programs

Contact Liza Butler at the Belmont SWCD office:                                   

email: butlerswcd@att.net                                                                   

phone: (740) 526-0027

2015 Wildlife Seed Sale

Wildlife Seed Pick-up April 16 and 17, 2015

New Belmont County Fairgrounds 45420 Roscoe Road St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

Belmont SWCD is pleased to offer full-quality, discontinued and slightly outdated seed through a cooperative effort with Pheasants Forever. The seed in this program will germinate at rates roughly 70-90 percent, and is available at reasonable rates. Through Pheasants Forever and the Belmont SWCD, the following seeds are being offered to you on a first-come, first served basis. While we may not always receive the type and quantity offered, the District will do it's best to fill each order. Pre-orders recommended due to limited supply.

Wildlife Seed Form

2015 Fish Fingerling Sale

Fish Pick-up April 2, 2015

New Belmont County Fairgrounds 45420 Roscoe Road St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

A properly stocked and managed pond will provide years of quality fishing. Stocking the proper kinds, sizes, and number of fish will start a pond in the right direction. Most Ohio ponds are ideal for largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish; and all three provide excellent fishing and fine eating. An initial stocking of a combination of these fish is usually recommended for new or renovated ponds. Properly managed largemouth bass and bluegill will produce self-sustaining populations, whereas channel catfish usually require periodic restocking. Other fish occasionally stocked include White Amur or triploid grass carp and redear shellcracker.

Fish Fingerling Form