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ODNR Chooses Mohican For Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventures Weekend

13 Jun , 2019  

The 6th Annual Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventures Weekend will kick off on Friday, September 13 and run through Sunday, September 15 at Mohican State Park. This annual Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) event blends boating, fishing and outdoor skills with numerous nature and conservation activities. Registration opens on June 19 at 10 AM.

Hosted by ODNR divisions of Parks and Watercraft and Wildlife, the weekend features many popular recreational workshops. Up to 120 participants will have an opportunity to improve their skills in boating, fishing and other nature-oriented activities. More…

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All About Richland, Sports

Walleye Plentiful This Summer, ODNR Shares

9 Jun , 2019  

Richland County anglers love their walleye fishing.

Ample stock and good sport is available at local spots such as Shelby Reservoir #3. There, walleye can be caught on minnows, artificial lures, and nightcrawler harnesses. Drifting or trolling a nightcrawler is effective during summer for walleye at the reservoir, according to the reservoir homepage on the Ohio Department of National Resources. More…

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ODNR Seeks Nominations for the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame

6 Jun , 2019  

Nominations are now being accepted for the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

For more than 50 years, the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame has been the state’s top honor for individuals who have improved the quality of life in Ohio through natural resources management, environmental education or scientific achievement. More…

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History & Tourism

Malabar Inn Restaurant To Reopen In 2020

23 May , 2019  

The restaurant near Malabar Farm State Park will remain closed in 2019 for renovations, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

“We recognize the Malabar Inn Restaurant is an important part of the community, and this closure is unfortunate,” said Glen Cobb, chief of the ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft. “We plan to complete renovations on this historic building in 2019 and reopen sometime in 2020.” More…

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Buckeye Blooms On Their Way: State Flower Blooms Locally

22 Apr , 2019  

NOTE: This story, first posted earlier this month, has been updated with additional information from ODNR.

Ohioans will soon be treated to a spectacular display of native spring wildflowers. This year’s season began in late March in Ohio’s southern counties and gradually will move northward as the season comes to an end in the middle of May, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Natural Areas and Preserves. More…

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Ohio’s Lakes To Be Stocked With Rainbow Trout, Including Two In County

4 Mar , 2019  

More than 100,000 rainbow trout will be stocked this spring in 66 Ohio public lakes, creating excellent fishing for anglers across Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The first rainbow trout release is scheduled for Friday, March 8, at Adams Lake in Adams County. More…

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Hunting and Fishing Licenses Available Soon

26 Feb , 2019  

Richland County’s hunters and anglers will soon be able to purchase their new state licenses.

On Friday, March 1, outdoorsmen and women will be able to purchase their 2019-2020 hunting and fishing licenses at wildohio.gov and at hundreds of participating agents throughout the state, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). More…

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ODNR Forest Fire Protection Area Expanded To Include All Of Richland, Ashland

10 Feb , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has announced the expansion of the ODNR Division of Forestry’s Forest Fire Protection Area. This expansion brings in all of Richland and Ashland Counties. More…

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Richland County Trail To Benefit From Over $400,000 In State Funding

22 Nov , 2018  

Twelve recreational trails in Ohio, including one in Richland County, have been selected to share in $1,563,354 in federal funds through the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), offered through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). More…

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Deer Hunting Season Beginning Soon; We’ve Got Details

12 Nov , 2018  

Ohio’s white-tailed deer continue to provide hunters across the state with excellent opportunities for success as they head out into the field. Hunting remains the most effective management tool for maintaining Ohio’s healthy deer population, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). More…

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Malabar Farm Area, Mohican Soon To Have More Fishing Opportunities

4 Nov , 2018  

North central Ohio fishermen and fisherwomen take note: Catchable rainbow and yearling brown trout will be released again this year in the Malabar Farm region as part of a pilot project to evaluate the suitability of both species for future stockings in the area. More…

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Village Of Lexington Receives NatureWorks Grant

26 Oct , 2018  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has approved more than $4.4 million in project funding through the NatureWorks grant program, which will be used to improve outdoor recreational opportunities for Ohioans across the state.

Included in that funding is a grant for the Village of Lexington. More…

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What’s Up With The Late Leaf Turning This Year?

19 Oct , 2018  

What gives with the green? Ohioans want to know, and ODNR has an answer.

“We are running anywhere from a week to two weeks behind on fall color this year,” says Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Fall Color Forester Greg Smith. “We’re anticipating really nice colors with the amount of moisture the trees have in them, and the recent cooler temperatures combined with bright, sunny days should trigger the onset of colorful changes in the leaves.” More…

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Multi-Year Hunting, Fishing Licenses Now Available

16 Oct , 2018  

Richland County outdoors sporting enthusiasts take note: beginning last week, hunters and anglers are now able to buy multiyear licenses in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio resident license buyers can choose from 3-year, 5-year, 10-year and lifetime hunting or fishing licenses. More…