The Ohio Biological Survey (OBS) is dedicated to the collection and publication of  information about the biota of Ohio and of larger areas for which Ohio is an integral part.  Institutions, organizations, agencies, corporations, and individuals that are interested in the promotion of the Survey’s objectives and participating in the Survey’s activities are invited to become members.


Benefits of institutional, organization, corporate, or agency membership:
— Appointment of a representative to the Advisory Board;
— Two gratis copies of OBS publications (Regular Member and above); one to the member’s library and one to the Advisory Board Representative (*one copy in the case of special items*);
— Listing of the institution’s name on most publications;
— 20% discount on additional publications ordered;
— Eligibility for nominating candidates for the Herbert Osborn Award and the Naturalist Award;
— Ability to initiate and participate in OBS projects and programs;
— Receive annually, four issues of BioOhio, the OBS quarterly newsletter, and the Annual Report;
— Participation in the Small Grants Program;
— OBS serving as host for conferences, meetings, and workshops;
— Networking with all parties dealing with Ohio’s biota and natural history; and
— Communication forums for problem-solving and information dissemination.


Benefits of individual membership:
— Representation on the OBS Advisory Board (one representative for every 50 individual members);
— 20% discount on all OBS publications;
— Eligibility for nominating candidates for the Herbert Osborn Award and the Naturalist Award; and
— Participation in the Small Grants Program.


Membership Categories: 
Institutional Membership
*Participating – $125
Regular – $250
Contributing – $500
Supporting – $1,000
Sustaining – $5,000
Cornerstone – $10,000
Benefactor – >$10,000


Individual Membership
Regular – $25
Student – $15
Retired – $15
Lifetime Regular – $500
Lifetime Retired – $100


(*Participating Membership does not include gratis copies of OBS publications; must be Regular Member or higher.)


Join/Renew OBS
Use the online option below to join OBS or renew your membership.  If you would prefer to mail-in your payment, you can download and print a Membership Form here.  

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