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How to determine if your creek is healthy
What factors indicate a healthy creek? Learn how to determine whether or not your creek is healthy, so you can respond to indications of impairment sooner.
Trump removes protections for waterways, aiding farmers
The Trump administration lifted federal protections Jan. 23 for some of the nation’s millions of miles of streams, arroyos and wetlands.
Know who owns Ohio’s streams
It is important that you understand the documentation and permissions that need to be in place before beginning any project that might impact water quality.
Streamside forests help prevent pollution
A riparian buffer with a good mix of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants will trap and filter out much of the sediment that is being carried by runoff.
Do you need a permit to repair your stream?
It's really important to know that work in and around streams is regulated, even on your own private property.
Wet weather: Rainy days and drainage
Ohio laws governing water rights and drainage are complex and constantly evolving. Deb Bigelow offers a breakdown for landowners in her column this week.
Water quality problems that affect livestock production
Learn what the most common water quality problems affecting livestock production are and how they could affect your herd.
Ponds need year-round management
Spring is a good time to stock or restock your pond. Learn how to introduce new fish and assess current populations to optimize your fishing experience.
Conservation practice could cut nitrogen pollution to the Gulf
University of Illinois scientists estimate saturated buffers could reduce nitrogen from agricultural drainage by 5 to 10 percent.
Saturated buffers reduce nitrates, more efficient
Enhancing a standard buffer with a saturated buffer where possible could remove approximately 13 times the annual amount of nitrogen.