OHIO CONSERVATION FEDERATION

Ohio’s outdoor heritage, wildlife, water, and habitat need effective conservation leadership.
While there are many groups doing good work in the state, the Ohio Conservation Federation is the coalition of national, regional, and statewide sportsman’s-leaning conservation organizations.
Collectively, the power and effectiveness of our member organizations have the clout and influence necessary for effective communication, education, and advocacy with decision makers in our state capital and across the nation.

2019 OCF Initiatives

Ohio Conservation Federation’s initiatives are varied and vast. Here are a few of the priorities we’ve set for 2019.

Fight Invasive Species

Partner with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to develop an eradication strategy for Grass Carp in Lake Erie and build support for the Brandon Road Plan to prevent the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.

Restore the Division of Wildlife

Support a license fee increase to provide sustaining funding for the Ohio Division of Wildlife and capitol dollars for maintenance and improvement of property open to and for public recreational use such as ranges, dams and impoundments.

Increase Access and Opportunity

Encourage the State of Ohio, the Department of Natural Resources, and other entities in support of additional acquisition of AEP ReCreation Land available for hunting, fishing, and trapping.

Promote Habitat Conservation Programs

Secure state match for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program to target high-priority conservation concerns in the Scioto and Lake Erie Watersheds through establishing resource conserving upland and riparian habitat.

View all 2019 Initiatives

2019 OCF Initiatives

Ohio Conservation Federation’s initiatives are varied and vast. Here’s a few of the priorities we’ve set for 2019.

Fight Invasive Species

Partner with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to develop an eradication strategy for Grass Carp in Lake Erie and build support for the Brandon Road Plan to prevent the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.

Restore the Division of Wildlife

Support a license fee increase to provide sustaining funding for the Ohio Division of Wildlife and capitol dollars for maintenance and improvement of property open to and for public recreational use such as ranges, dams and impoundments.

Increase Access and Opportunity

Encourage the State of Ohio, the Department of Natural Resources, and other entities in support of additional acquisition of AEP ReCreation Land available for hunting, fishing, and trapping.

Promote Habitat Conservation Programs

Secure state match for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program to target high-priority conservation concerns in the Scioto and Lake Erie Watersheds through establishing resource conserving upland and riparian habitat.

Fight Invasive Species

Partner with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to develop an eradication strategy for Grass Carp in Lake Erie and build support for the Brandon Road Plan to prevent the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.

Restore the Division of Wildlife

Support a license fee increase to provide sustaining funding for the Ohio Division of Wildlife and capitol dollars for maintenance and improvement of property open to and for public recreational use such as ranges, dams and impoundments.

Increase Access and Opportunity

Encourage the State of Ohio, the Department of Natural Resources, and other entities in support of additional acquisition of AEP ReCreation Land available for hunting, fishing, and trapping.

Promote Habitat Conservation Programs

Secure state match for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program to target high-priority conservation concerns in the Scioto and Lake Erie Watersheds through establishing resource conserving upland and riparian habitat.

OCF In Action

Water Quality
April 3, 2019

H2Ohio Initiative

Governor and team meets with statewide stakeholders On Monday morning April 1st, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor John Husted, the Governor’s Lake Erie Commission Director Joy Mulinex, and cabinet members Mary Mertz (Ohio Department of…
Read More
Great LakesInvasive Species
April 2, 2019

Ohio Conservation Federation joins Coalition to Help Stop Asian Carp

Great Lakes Conservation Coalition Unites Hunters and Anglers across the Great Lakes (April, 2019) – Ohio Conservation Federation joined with other leading conservation organizations representing hunters and anglers across the Great Lakes region in creating the…
Read More
Ohio DNR
April 1, 2019

New ODNR Division Chief Aims To Return Program To ‘Prominence’

This story was originally published by and with the permission of the Gongwer News Service.Department of Natural Resources Director Mary Mertz has tabbed a longtime agency staff member to head a division she's hoping to rejuvenate…
Read More
Public LandsWildlife
February 6, 2019

ODNR Dedicates Newest Wildlife Area – Eagle Creek Wildlife Area

Turning off US 68, just north of Ripley, onto North Pole Road, the beauty of southern Brown County was apparent around us. The small country road was lined with old rock fences, winding along just below…
Read More
Congressional Support
April 3, 2017

Ohio Conservation Federation Hosts Roundtable with Senator Portman

Many of the leaders of the Ohio Conservation Federation (OCF) headed to Medina and the Hill N Dale Club for a morning of pheasant hunting and a discussion of sportsmen conservation issues.  Senator Rob Portman joined…
Read More

Interested in learning more about OCF?

Let’s talk.

Contact Us