||Contact Rick Simmers, 330-339-2207
Alternative, cost efficient, natural waste treatment practice; ongoing research with the oil and gas industry. Microorganisms, such as bacteria naturally present in soil, feed on crude oil and other solid wastes associated with oil and gas well drilling (i.e., cuttings or muds saturated with brine), breaking it into harmless components such as water and carbon dioxide. Traditionally, these solid wastes have been hauled to landfills for disposal or encapsulated in plastic liners and buried on location.
|Earth Science Information Center (ESIC)
A one-stop shop for cartographic products including aerial photos, satellite data and maps. Ohio affiliate of U.S. Geological Survey's National Map Division with access to a national database of historic and current aerial photography, U.S. Fish and Wildlife wetland maps, and other products.
|Ground Water Investigation
||Contact Regional Field Office
Investigation of ground water contamination or water well dewatering problems when oil and gas or mining operations are the suspected cause.
|Natural Heritage Database
||Contact Natural Areas & Preserves, 614-265-6453.
Over 13,000 records representing known locations of Ohio's rare plants and animals, high quality plant communities and other natural features. Information is used in the department's environmental review process and provided to consulting firms, federal, state, and local government agencies, conservation groups and private citizens.
||For NatureWorks, contact Dameyon Shipley, 614-265-6646; Recreational Trails, Mary Fitch, 614-265-6477; and capital grants, 614-265-6402.
Provides grant assistance to local governments and agencies.
| Richard B. Jones Memorial Soil Resource Library
||Contact Larry Tornes, 614-265-6913
Information on soil characteristics, suitabilities and management needs from maps for all 88 counties (scale: four inches = one mile). "Soil Survey" books available for most counties. Soil survey information available in GIS format for some counties through the Division of Real Estate and Land Management's Resource Analysis Program.
|Stream Quality Monitoring