Gongwer News Service Ohio. Natural Resources: The Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management reported a total of 2,657 permits have been issued for drilling in the Utica shale as of Oct. 21, with 2,150 wells drilled and 1,716 in production.
The department also presented its Cardinal Award to Ducks Unlimited, whose conservation programs have restored more than 87,000 acres of wetlands and habitat, investing almost $30 million.
“We are fortunate to have partners like Ducks Unlimited to assist us in our pursuit and promotion of conservation projects across Ohio,” ODNR Director Jim Zehringer said in a statement. “They have been instrumental in helping us further ODNR’s mission to protect Ohio’s natural resources now and for future generations.”