Land Use

Public Lands Organizer

The Ohio Environmental Council seeks a full-time Public Lands Defense Organizer to defend federal conservation laws and Ohio’s federal public lands.

The Public Lands Defense Organizer will work with OEC’s staff to advocate for the protection of federal public lands and conservation laws, policies, and regulations governing federal public lands. The Public Lands Organizer’s efforts will be focused on building a groundswell of statewide support for our core federal public lands defense issues.

Urban Conservation Technician

The Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District is seeking a full time Urban Conservation Technician. The successful candidate will provide technical assistance and education for urban conservation, with a focus on assisting local MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) operators with mandated responsibilities for the Ohio EPA NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) Program.

Designing Landscapes Using Native Plants

Whether you have an empty space that needs to be landscaped from scratch, or an existing garden that needs some modifying, this is the workshop for you! This informative hands-on workshop that will help you to create a plan for incorporating native plants in to your yard. We will provide an overview on some basic design principles and discuss concepts such as naturalizing, height staggering, color balance, and symmetry. Please come prepared with photographs and/or dimensions of your yard/garden, and we will help you to sketch out a new landscaping plan.

Keep Wayne Wild Marietta Workshop

Join UCAN for a 2 hour workshop for concerned citizens and groups in Marietta, OH who are facing the loss of up to 40,000 acres of their Wayne National Forest unit (which only consists of 60,000 acres) to gas development/extraction called hydraulic fracturing. This will be an educational opportunity to learn about what is happening to the forest and allow for community members to network with each other and develop local strategies for protecting WNF.

Lawsuit Launched Over Fracking in Wayne National Forest

The groups assert fracking would industrialize Ohio's only national forest, increase climate pollution, destroy the Indiana bat's habitat and risk contamination of water supplies that support endangered mussels and local communities.

"Pipelines, well pads and wastewater pits destroy habitat and harm people and wildlife," said Nathan Johnson, an attorney with the Ohio Environmental Council. "These impacts are real. In 2014, a frack pad fire and chemical spill near the Wayne forced the evacuation of local residents and killed tens of thousands of fish and mussels."

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