Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Changes are under way to make it easier for people to hunt and fish in Ohio. The goal was to simplify the process by offering licenses that last several years and even up to a lifetime. 

The bike & hike trail outside Akron was one of the first rail to trails in the country (
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In June, Ohio’s General Assembly designated 2018 as “The Year of the Trail.” Now that may sound like National Donut Day, but in this case the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is doing something about it.

tractor in farm field
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Farmers are firing back at Gov. John Kasich’s executive order to implement tougher regulations on fertilizer and other farm runoff. The administration says these new requirements will help keep nutrients from polluting Lake Erie. But farmers argue this creates mandates for a problem they’re already trying to fix.

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Ohio anglers can fish for free this weekend.

Last week marked the start of spring, which also means it’s the start of the nesting season for a common resident – the Canada goose.

Laurie Graber of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division says the agency has already received complaints about geese this week.

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Ohio has partnered with two other states and the province of Ontario to develop a plan to block species of Asian carp from getting into the Great Lakes.

A pump jack sits idle on a South Texas ranch near Bigfoot, Texas.
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An environmental group and an oil and gas industry lobbying group are both praising a bill that passed the Ohio House that would streamline the process of capping approximately 600 old, unused wells that don’t have owners. The groups also want more money put toward that process.

Honeysuckles, Autumn Olive Join Banned Sale List In Ohio

Jan 8, 2018
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Ohio has banned the sale of more than three dozen invasive plant species under new rules that took effect Sunday.

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Ohio fields and trees were once again dotted with bright orange at dawn on Monday, the first day of Ohio's shotgun deer hunting season. 

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Six bison had to be fatally shot after escaping from a Grove City farm on Sunday.

Northstar I injection well in Youngstown
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The state of Ohio has issued a permit to plug and abandon a wastewater injection well shut down after a series of earthquakes.

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It's a wet and overcast morning on Buckeye Lake, the century year-old manmade lake just 30 minutes east of Columbus.

Despite the weather, Dave Levacy—owner of Buckeye Lake Marina—is rushing to clean and service hundreds of boats for Memorial Day weekend. 

Ohio Firefighters Sent To Help Battle California, Oregon Wildfires

Sep 1, 2015
A firefighter watches a helicopter fight a wildfire in Califonia.
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Experts are calling this one of the worst wildfire seasons in history in northern California and Oregon – and Ohio is doing its part to help.

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Ohio emergency management officials plan to discuss the precarious situation with a faulty dam at Buckeye Lake.