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Open every day and always free, Ohio’s state parks and waterways provide a refuge from the pace of modern life.
The Division of Wildlife’s mission is to conserve and improve fish and wildlife resources and their habitats for sustainable use and appreciation by all.
State Nature Preserves and natural areas contain remnants of Ohio’s pre-settlement past, rare and endangered species, and wondrous geologic features.
The Division of Forestry promotes and applies management for the sustainable use and protection of Ohio’s private and public forest lands.
The Office of Coastal Management protects and restores the resources of Ohio’s Lake Erie coastline and watershed.
Regulating Ohio’s oil and natural gas industry and protecting all Ohioans and our environment while ensuring the state’s abundant natural resources are managed and developed responsibly.
Providing geologic information & services needed for responsible management of Ohio’s natural resources.
The Division of Water Resources manages statewide oversight of dams & levees, floodplains, and the collection and management of data related to the state's water resources.
The Office of Real Estate & Land Management provides real estate services and solutions to ODNR’s landholding and natural resource-based programs and canal programs.
Managing the environmental and safety aspects of the coal and industrial mineral mining industries while protecting citizens, land, and water resources.
The Division of Engineering provides professional and technical engineering and related administrative support services required by the ODNR.
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