Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The state is responding to complaints by dozens of landowners near Ohio's largest inland lake who say compensation for flooding losses has been delayed again.

Authorities have found the body of a second boater who drowned in Buckeye Lake after a fishing boat capsized last Friday.

A month ago, questions were raised about an alleged list of people at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources who were supposed to be treated as enemies. 

State regulators ordered a gas drilling company to halt operations today after four minor earthquakes shook an area 20 miles south east of Youngstown.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is looking into whether it can reintroduce breeding populations of sturgeon to Lake Erie.

State officials are seeking public comment on hunting, trapping and fishing regulations proposed for 2014 through 2015. 

Lawmakers Targeted In ODNR Communications Plan Respond

Feb 18, 2014

Two state lawmakers were listed as adversaries in a state agency’s plan to promote drilling in state parks. 

An environmental group has discovered a controversial plan by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to tackle oil and gas drilling issues.

State wildlife officials say they're getting more calls about coyotes in suburban Columbus.

Officials Say Ohio's Bobcat Population Rebounding

Jan 13, 2014
Ohio Department of Natural Resources

State wildlife officials are asking to remove the bobcat from Ohio's threatened species list.

Ohio energy companies extracted more than twice as much oil and gas from the Utica shale during three months last year than all of 2012.

Local Deerkeeper Reaches Deal With State

Dec 19, 2013

A Mount Vernon woman who has been fighting for months to keep some injured deer in her enclosed back yard says she has reached an agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Shale Drilling Permits For 2013 Surpasses Expectations

Dec 16, 2013

2013 saw more than twice as many drilling permits issued for the Utica Shale than first expected.

The state watchdog is referring 18 more Ohio wildlife officers for possible criminal prosecution after a follow-up investigation into illegal hunting while on duty uncovered additional cases.

The state is trying to bring back the population of North America's largest amphibian. The hellbender salamander lives in streams hard hit by water pollution in the 1970s.

Dredging At Grand Lake St. Marys Exceeds Goals

Nov 22, 2013

Natural resource officials say they have exceeded dredging goals this year for Ohio's largest inland, which has been plagued by toxic algae outbreaks.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Companies continue to grow their natural gas production from Ohio’s shale formations, and state inspectors play a key role in defending communities and the environment.

State officials are considering rules for storage sites containing fracking wastewater.

Delaware County Sheriff's deputies say a 17-year-old girl was hospitalized this morning for treatment of injuries sustained in a crash with a state pickup truck.

A study of government records quantifies the environmental damage caused by fracking.