Governor DeWine Announces Trumpeter Swans Removed from Threatened Species List

 

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz announced today that the Ohio Wildlife Council has voted to remove the trumpeter swan from the state’s threatened species list. The delisting culminates a 28-year effort by the ODNR Division of Wildlife to restore a population of trumpeter swans in Ohio.Read full story

Division of Forestry Celebrates ODNR’s 75th Anniversary by Planting Trees in All of Ohio’s 88 Counties

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry will be coordinating a commemorative tree planting in each of Ohio’s 88 counties this spring. This tree planting initiative is to honor ODNR’s 75th anniversary. The majority of the trees will be planted in April leading up to Arbor Day on April 26.Read full story

Division of Forestry Awards Nearly $5.5 Million in Grants to Support Urban Forestry

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry recently awarded nearly $5.5 million in grants for 36 urban forestry projects across Ohio through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Urban Forestry Grant Program.

“We are pleased to be able to provide these grants to local urban forestry programs,” said Dan Balser, chief of the ODNR Division of Forestry.Read full story