Abstract: Risk-based prioritization for early detection monitoring is of utmost importance to prevent and mitigate invasive species impacts and is especially needed for large ecosystems where management resources are not sufficient to survey all locations susceptible to invasion.
This document details the method used to develop the Great Lakes Surveillance Framework Watch List.
Ohio outlines actions to reduce phosphorus in Lake Erie.
No waterway, from Lake Erie to the Ohio River, is immune to the negative impacts of aquatic invasive species, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, along with many state and federal partners, are continually monitoring these risks.
This risk assessment report was conducted to define the priority pathways through which aquatic plant species may move throughout the Great Lakes region and identify gaps in knowledge, management, compliance and law enforcement, and education for these pathways. The results of this risk assessment are intended to guide future activities that may reduce the risk of introduction of aquatic plants into waterways across the Great Lakes region.
The Ohio Lake Erie Phosphorus Task Force Phase II effort built on the work of the 2010 Phase I report by incorporating newly available information and including more stakeholders with additional areas of expertise. The purpose of Phosphorus Task Force Phase II is to 1) develop reduction targets for total and dissolved reactive phosphorus that can be used to track future progress, and 2) develop policy and management recommendations based upon new and emerging data and information.
This mapping tool shows the distribution of aquifers in Ohio.
This mapping webpage evaluates potential groundwater pollution areas for each Ohio county.
This mapping tool delineates groundwater resources within Ohio.
The Ohio DNR Hydrologic Atlas provides hydrological data for Ohio that is useful for environmental assessments and planning.
Ohio's State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) is a strategic look at the integrated conservation efforts needed to sustain the broad array of wildlife species across the state. The Action Plan is intended to support, complement, and unite the work of multiple conservation and management entities within Ohio. The Action Plan is designed to build upon, coordinate, and focus these efforts as well as identify information gaps and further needs to create a comprehensive vision for future conservation activities across the state.
The Black River Watershed Action Plan utilizes Ohio DNR Appendix 8 guidelines and the existing Black River 2008 TMDL to discuss watershed impairment problems and focus on realistic problem solving strategies for implementing projects to restore habitat, stream function, and water quality to the Black River Watershed in Lorain County, Ohio. These implementation projects will also employ an aggressive educational campaign to promote a watershed-based approach to local decision-making processes.
The Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) is a binational action plan for restoring and protecting the Lake Erie ecosystem. The Lake Erie Partnership develops and implements the LAMP. U.S. EPA and Environment Canada lead the Partnership. This plan facilitates information sharing, sets priorities, and helps coordinate binational environmental protection and restoration activities.
The Ohio Coastal Atlas (OCA) Map Viewer displays geospatial information about Lake Erie and its watershed to support coastal decision-makers, land management professionals, engineers, educators, interest groups, and the general public. Many of the data layers are also highlighted in the Ohio Coastal Atlas Second Edition.