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Ohio Division of Forestry Seeks Input On Forest Action Plan

6 Jan , 2020  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry is currently working on a 10-year update of Ohio’s Forest Action Plan which includes a statewide assessment of Ohio’s valuable forest resources. Stakeholder input is requested on key issues, threats, and opportunities associated with Ohio’s forest resources, including forests on public and private lands and urban and rural areas. Read More

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Winter Hikes For Health

30 Dec , 2019  

The Northeast District of the Division of Ohio State Parks & Watercraft has organized a series of winter hikes to showcase the beautiful state parks in this part of Ohio. In you put them all on your calendar, these hikes will have you traveling all over Northeast Ohio - from expansive marshes to natural kettle lakes, old-growth forests, and glacier-carved valleys. Winter is a great time to view the fascinating geological features of Ohio. Read More

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History & Tourism

New Ohio State Park Reservation and Registration System Coming Soon

7 Dec , 2019  

Richland Countians are certainly fans of Ohio's many state parks, particularly those close to home. Visitors should take note that the way you reserve rentable amenities in this parks is about to change. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will roll out the new Ohio Reservation and Watercraft Registration System (ORRS) starting Friday, December 20. The online system will reduce reservation fees for customers, improve the user experience, and enhance the Ohio Parks rewards program. Read More

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Deer Hunting Sees Bigger Numbers In 2019

2 Dec , 2019  

Ohio’s archery hunters have taken close to 75,000 white-tailed deer thus far during the early part of the season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Through Tuesday, Nov. 26, archery hunters have checked 74,838 deer. Last year, archery accounted for 46% of the deer season total. The count is higher than last year across the state and in Richland County as well. Read More

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Whirlwind Ohio State Park Tour Includes Local Stops

13 Nov , 2019  

An Ohio Department of Natural Resources Naturalist undertook a tour of all 75 Ohio state parks…with the surprising goal of visiting all 75 within 10 days. As she traveled, ‘Naturalist Richelle’ used internet and social media to blog and vlog her trip, allowing others to follow her adventures. Read More

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Division of Forestry Provides Grants to Ohio Fire Departments

8 Nov , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry recently provided more than $100,000 in fire and EMS equipment to dozens of rural fire departments throughout Ohio. “The state is proud to partner with rural fire departments to help ensure that they have the tools they need to carry out their first responder duties and protect the public,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “Equipment was provided to more than 60 departments for free.” Read More

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ODNR Offering Discounts for Veterans and Active Duty Military

4 Nov , 2019  

In honor of Veterans Day, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will offer U.S. military, both active duty and veterans, a 30% discount off camping, getaway rentals, and state-operated cabin stays during November. “It’s always a privilege to host the brave individuals who served to protect our country,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “We hope veterans, along with their friends and families, will have the opportunity to make special memories at Ohio state parks.” Read More

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Reminder: No Open Burning During Wildfire Season

6 Oct , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry reminds Ohioans to take necessary precautions if they are planning to burn debris this fall, and to know the state’s outdoor burning regulations. Ohio law states outdoor debris burning is prohibited from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM from October 1 through November 30. Read More

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ODNR Encourages You To Go Leaf Peeping

6 Oct , 2019  

Even if you are not planning to go on a hike or pack up a tent and camp out this fall, you can take advantage of the easiest way to welcome fall with almost no effort required: leaf peeping. Leaf peeping is, simply put, just the act of looking at leaves to observe the color change that takes place during fall. This activity is so popular that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), in partnership with Ohio. Find It Here., maintains a Fall Color Forecast to help people find the best locations to view and enjoy the beautiful colors that accompany the onset of fall in Ohio. Read More

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First Hunting Season Has Begun

29 Sep , 2019  

Richland County hunters have their first opportunity to pursue white-tailed deer as archery season opened on Saturday. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, the white-tailed deer is the most sought-after game animal in Ohio. Approximately 370,000 people hunted deer in the state last year. Read More

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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. Read More

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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. Read 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. Read 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.” Read More

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