COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio DNR has approved more than $11.7 million in project funding through the Clean Ohio Trails Fund, NatureWorks and Recreational Trails Program grants, which will be used to improve outdoor recreational opportunities for Ohioans across the state, the DNR said in a news release Wednesday, Nov. 1. To see where the funding will go, click here….
Could be the last weekend to see the last of the peak fall colors in many areas.
Also among numerous changes: Rusty patched bumble bee moved to the state’s endangered species list.
Upcoming bow hunt yet another opportunity for Ohio’s youths to take part.
MANSFIELD, Ohio – The Ohio Bird Sanctuary (OBS) was recently dedicated as an official WILD School Site, according to the Ohio DNR. The Sanctuary is the 175th site dedicated in Ohio and the second in Richland County. OBS partnered with the ODNR Division of Wildlife as well as the Wilderness Center Chapter of the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists to design and install a chimney swift tower on…
The operators of three agriculture businesses have been told to pay more than $30,000.
Former strip-mined land home to many exotic species.
More than 14,000 ring-necked pheasants will be released at 24 state public hunting areas this fall.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Portions of Holmes and Wayne counties will retain their designation as a Disease Surveillance Area (DSA) 2015-01 as part of the state’s ongoing surveillance efforts for chronic wasting disease, according to the Ohio DNR. This designation requires that additional rules be followed in this area. In 2014 and 2015, 19 captive white-tailed deer tested positive for CWD…
Approximately 1,200 acres previously closed to hunting will be available to bowhunters as part of controlled hunts at Deer Creek, Malabar Farm, and Maumee Bay state parks.
Issue bubbles to surface with recent large fish kill.
Based upon results from the August trawl surveys, the 2017 yellow perch hatch was successful in Ohio waters of the western basin. The 2017 walleye hatch was near the 20-year average.
But without further measures, circumstances could be dire.
Increased knowledge of grass carp in western Lake Erie gained through research project allows natural resource agencies to collaboratively develop science-based management approaches.
Several state agencies involved in deployment.
An estimated 66,000 fish – from minnows to sunfish – were found dead in the creeks in Hardin, Allen and Williams counties this month.
High deer populations can have an adverse impact on many sensitive habitats.
Changes to bag and size limits for fish in certain bodies of water and adding the rusty patched bumble bee to the list of state endangered species were among the rule changes proposed to the Ohio Wildlife Council.
State forest planning meetings start Aug. 21; ODNR seeking comments on forestry plans.
Governor says deal potentially could lead to greater opportunities for Ohioans and out-of-state visitors to explore and enjoy the outdoors.
State duck blind spots up for grabs through lottery.
They also say they would like to have more trails (natural surface, paved and water), wildlife viewing and birding areas, and undeveloped campgrounds.
Drawings being held in August for state park blinds.
Suspect shot a deer from roadway.
It dissolved its Bureau of Forestry and cut several major positions, including bureau chief and state geologist, as a $1.2 million budget cut approved by lawmakers kicked in.
Longtime wildlife officer Mike Miller assumes lead position.