Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio's Division of Parks and Recreation and Watercraft would be combined under a Department of Natural Resources a budget proposal aimed at trimming costs. 


The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the amount of fracking wastewater pumped underground in the state increased by more than 15 percent last year. 


Workers have begun constructing a stability barrier in front of the deteriorating Buckeye Lake dam as part of a project to replace the structure.

The Ohio EPA and Department of Natural Resources are fining an international oil and gas company more than 200 thousand dollars for a malfunction and fire at a fracking well in Monroe County in 2014 that killed thousands of fish and forced the temporary evacuation of some residents.

Newark Advocate

The state has asked hundreds of homeowners on the deteriorated dam at Buckeye Lake to remove their docks and other structures, such as decks, in preparation for construction of a replacement barrier. 


The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has identified the man who drowned in Kiser Lake after falling out of a Kayak on Sunday.

Newark Advocate

The central Ohio lake where a faulty dam and lowered water levels are already biting into the summer economy now has another problem: algae blooms. 

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the state remains the national leader in the number of Tree City USA communities with 242.


The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has set new construction and dock usage policies at Buckeye Lake.

State natural resources officials are reminding Ohioans about outdoor burning regulations for spring as warmer weather approaches. 


The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is reviewing proposed new ginseng regulations as the number of Ohioans digging and selling the medicinal root increases.

The state says oil and gas production rose in the fourth quarter.

State Auditor David Yost is recommending an increase in the cost of fishing and hunting permits to boost yearly revenue for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

400 homes in Jefferson County were evacuated after a nearby fracking operation sprung a leak and began shooting invisible gaseous discharge into the air. 

ODNR Has $8 Million State And Federal Funds For Trails

Oct 27, 2014

  The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says nearly 8 million dollars worth of state and federal grants will fund the creation of and improvements to recreational trails. 


  The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says nearly 200 large hellbender salamaders have been released into three eastern Ohio watersheds through a partnership with two zoos.  

Man Killed When Boat Sinks At Indian Lake

Sep 2, 2014

Authorities have identified the man who died late Sunday night after a boat carrying nine people on Indian Lake sank.

Toledo Crisis Prompts Debate On Algae In Public Water System

Aug 15, 2014
Ohio Public Radio

Debate continues on how to best cut down on how to cut down on toxins from algae blooms that get into public water systems.

Algae Warnings At East Fork Lake Lifted

Jul 28, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has lifted a public health advisory issued last month for swimmers at East Fork Lake in Clermont County. 

No Asian Carp Found In Muskingum River

Jul 28, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service say a search of three Ohio rivers found no invasive silver or bighead Asian carp.