Ohio Department of Natural Resources


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.

ODNR Says Shale Drilling Industry Coming Of Age

Jul 2, 2014

The natural gas boom is still pushing an industry that’s growing in Ohio -- not only attracting oil and gas companies but other businesses that benefit from shale production.

Ohio Gas And Oil Developers Had Big Year In 2013

Jul 2, 2014

State data shows 2013 was a big year for oil and gas development.

Group Revives Debate Over ODNR Fracking Strategy

Jun 20, 2014

An environmental group is rekindling debate over the controversial communications strategy the state crafted with oil and gas drillers about fracking on on state-owned land.

Driller Causes Fracking Liquid Spill In Morgan County

May 8, 2014

State and federal authorities are searching for the cause of a spill of hundreds of barrels of fracking waste at a site in Morgan County last Sunday night.

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.