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.

2020 OCF Initiatives

Ohio Conservation Federation’s initiatives are varied and vast. Here are a few of the priorities we’ve set for 2020.

Fight Invasive Species

Partner with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and other agencies to support efforts to eradicate Grass carp in Lake Erie and build support for the Brandon Road Plan to prevent further spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.

Restore the Division of Wildlife

Support long-term sustainable funding for the Ohio Division of Wildlife and capitol dollars and other funding for maintenance and improvement of property open to and for public recreational use such as ranges, dams, impoundments and access points.

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 Scioto and Lake Erie Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program and other Farm Bill conservation funding. Support implementation and continuation of H2Ohio.

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2020 OCF Initiatives

Ohio Conservation Federation’s initiatives are varied and vast. Here’s a few of the priorities we’ve set for 2020.

Fight Invasive Species

Partner with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and other agencies to support efforts to eradicate Grass carp in Lake Erie and build support for the Brandon Road Plan to prevent further spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.

Restore the Division of Wildlife

Support long-term sustainable funding for the Ohio Division of Wildlife and capitol dollars and other funding for maintenance and improvement of property open to and for public recreational use such as ranges, dams, impoundments and access points.

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 Scioto and Lake Erie Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program and other Farm Bill conservation funding. Support implementation and continuation of H2Ohio.

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

Congressional SupportPublic Lands
August 4, 2020

The Great American Outdoors Act is a Victory for Ohio

Landmark Legislation Protects Public Lands and Expands Recreation Opportunities for Decades to Come The Great American Outdoors Act, which was officially signed into law at a White House ceremony today, is the most significant conservation legislation…
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Health
April 10, 2020

Be TICK Smart

About the time you will be reading this will be the one-year anniversary of me performing life saving emergency surgery on myself. Perhaps it wasn’t as much of an emergency as I originally thought, but it…
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Conservation ProgramsGreat LakesWater Quality
February 19, 2020

OCF Joins OACI

On Friday, February 15th, the Ohio Conservation Federation joined the Ohio Agricultural Conservation Initiative and assumed the final seat on the OAC Council. The OACI is a collaborative effort of the agricultural, conservation, environmental and research…
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HabitatHuntingSporting Dogs
February 18, 2020

OCF Welcomes Newest Member

At our annual meeting in Columbus on February 7th, the Ohio Conservation Federation welcomed its newest member, the Ohio Sportsmen & Sporting Dog Association. The OSSDA exists to advance conservation efforts for wildlife in the state…
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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…
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