What Services Does the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Provide?


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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources provides licensing, regulation and information services to Ohio landowners, hunters and all users of Ohio state parks and nature preserves, as of December 2015. The numerous services offered by the Ohio DNR are accessible from the DNR home page.

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The tabs at the top of the Ohio DNR home page include Recreation, Regulation, Landowners, Programs, Media & News, and Contact. Clicking on Recreation provides links to subjects such as wildlife, parks, natural preserves, boating and Lake Erie. The Parks link provides access to the Ohio DNR Park reservations system, a list of park rates and information about buying park gift cards.

The Regulation tab provides information about oil and gas, mineral resources and geology, among other subjects. The Mineral Resources link provides information about Ohio DNR permitting services. The Landowners tab provides links to services such as turning in a poacher or getting permission to hunt on private land. Other items covered under the Landowners tab include Canada goose conflicts, burning laws and water well records searches.

The Programs tab provides links to Ohio DNR services and information regarding engineering, safety, environmental reviews and conservation. The Safety link leads users to Ohio DNR miner and dam safety services.

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