Programs supporting Forest and Urban Forest conservation

There are 11 programs on this page, please scroll down to view complete list.

For complete details on each program, including agency contacts, please see the listing in the printed Inventory of State Programs, Appendix C of the Balanced Growth Strategy on the Inventory Home page or click the program website link in the table.

Program Name and Type of Assistance

Program Link

Special Incentive

Agency

 

Agricultural Pollution Abatement Program (Technical Assistance)

Program Website

 

Dept. Natural Resources / Local SWCD

Provides farmers with cost share assistance to develop and implement best management practices (BMPs) to protect Ohio's streams, creeks, and rivers.

 

Forest Legacy Program

(Financial Assistance: Grants)

Program Website

 

Dept. of Natural Resources

Assists landowners accomplish their forest management goals, maintain their investment in the future of the forest and pay them for the development values of the property. The program uses perpetual working forest agreements on working forest lands to accomplish the program purposes although fee simple purchase may be used in extraordinary circumstances.

 

Clean Ohio Conservation Fund

(Financial Assistance: Grants)

Program Website

 

Ohio Public Works Commission

Provides funding for preservation of open spaces, sensitive ecological areas, and stream corridors.

 

Clean Water Act Section 319 Program

(Financial Assistance: Grants)

Program Website

 

SPECIAL INCENTIVE

 

Ohio EPA

Provides financial assistance to local soil and water conservation districts, local watershed groups, local governments and others to implement watershed management actions designed to eliminate impaired waters and reduce nonpoint source pollution in Ohio.

 

Coastal Management Assistance Grants

(Financial Assistance: Grants)

Program Website

SPECIAL INCENTIVE

Dept. of Natural Resources

Provides financial assistance to local governments, state agencies, non-profits and educational institutions for projects that preserve, protect and enhance Lake Erie coastal resources and/or support their sustainable use.

 

Forest Stewardship Program (Technical Assistance)

Program Website

 

 

Dept. of Natural Resources

Encourages active management by private landowners of their forested lands and related resources. In cooperation with the State forestry agencies and coordinating committees, the program promotes a healthy sustainable forest for present and future property owners, and increases the economic and environmental sustainability of these lands.

 

Forestry Watershed Program

(Technical Assistance)(Financial Assistance)

Program Website

 

Dept. of Natural Resources

Provides technical assistance and cost-share funding in priority watersheds.

 

Ohio Lake Erie Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

(Financial Assistance: Grants)

Program Website

 

SPECIAL INCENTIVE

 

Dept. of Natural Resources

Improves water quality by reducing sediment pollution and field runoff throughout six of northwest Ohio's watersheds that drain into Lake Erie through the installation of filter strips, riparian buffers, wetland, hardwood trees, wildlife habitat and field windbreaks. Eligible funding area includes: Lake Basin-Maumee, Sandusky, Auglaize, Blanchard, Portage, Black, Vermilion, and Huron.

 

Urban Forestry Program

(Technical Assistance)

Program Website

 

Dept. of Natural Resources

Provides community officials and allied agencies with the organizational and technical ability to effectively manage the trees along streets, within parks, and on public grounds.

 

Lake Erie Protection Fund

(Financial Assistance: Grants)

Program Website

 

SPECIAL INCENTIVE

 

Ohio Lake Erie Commission

Funds (1) Research into the economic, environmental, and human health effects of contamination; (2) Research and data collection regarding water quality and toxic contamination; (3) Developing improved methods of measuring water quality and establishing a firm scientific base for implementing a basin-wide system of water quality management; (4) Improving scientific knowledge on which protection policies are based and devising new and innovative clean-up techniques for toxic contaminants; and (5) Supplementing state commitments to policies and programs pertaining to water quality and resource protection.

 

Litter Cleanup Grant

(Financial Assistance: Grants)

Program Website

 

Dept. of Natural Resources

Provides grant funds for costs associated and participation in community based litter cleanup and public awareness efforts.

 

 

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