COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will host a virtual public meeting regarding two pending Class II Injection Well permit applications in Belmont County. The meeting will be held from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. on April 10, 2020.… Read full story
Many shooting ranges with public access in Ohio remain open for those who want to enjoy the shooting sports and get outdoors. Visitors are encouraged to follow all social distancing guidelines and respect other’s personal space while at a shooting range.
Campgrounds, Horse Camps, Public Restrooms, APV Areas
COLUMBUS, Ohio – In response to the developing public health situation with COVID-19 and the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) Stay at Home Order, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry will be closing All Purpose Vehicle (APV) areas and all campgrounds including group camps, horse camps, and family camps.… Read full story
We hear that many of you are at home, and you’re noticing birds. Some of you are noticing birds for the first time, and that is wonderful. This is a moment to grasp onto the beauty of the birds as we begin spring.… Read full story
Campgrounds, cabins, golf courses, restrooms, playgrounds, state park marinas, and more to close
COLUMBUS, OHIO — In response to the developing public health situation with COVID-19 and the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) Stay at Home Order, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will be closing campgrounds, cabins, golf courses, restrooms, shower houses, playgrounds, and state park marinas at all ODNR properties effective March 24, 2020, to protect the health of both visitors and staff.… Read full story
Many parks are open — visitors should continue following official health guidelines for COVID-19 response
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) are reminding Ohioans that spending time outdoors is a great way to stay active and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.… Read full story
Experiencing nature can improve physical health and decrease stress, AND it can be done while practicing social distancing. The great outdoors is still open for visitors, so breathe some fresh air and find a sense of peace in nature or by enjoying an adventure!… Read full story
For those of you who are working remotely from home what are your projects? We are designing some forms that have been on our “to do” list for quite some time. This form is a “birding checklist” we are creating for Wolf Run Park.… Read full story
We’ve heard from our staff and our leaders at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources that eastern phoebes have been spotted by attentive birdwatchers across the state. Have you seen a phoebe at your feeder recently?
If you want to know more, read on:
One of the easiest of all songs to learn, phoebes say their name, a robust, emphatic “Feebee!”