Food Production & Agriculture is Ohio's number one industry, employing one in seven Ohioans. Click here to learn more about food production and agriculture in Ohio.
Individuals can support local producers by purchasing locally-grown food and related products. Click here for a list of Locally-grown Products Resource List.
The District assists Licking County landowners in preserving their land for future generations to use and enjoy. Various methods can be use to preserve land including:
The District has also created a Preserved Land and Open Space map for Licking County. Contact the District for more information.
Ohio Scenic Rivers Program
In 1968, Ohio pioneered the river preservation movement, Ohio Scenic Rivers Program, with the passage of the nation's first scenic rivers act. This legislation created a state program to protect Ohio's remaining high quality streams for future generations.
Riparian corridors include stream banks and associated areas adjacent to a flowing waterway. When vegetated, riparian areas function as stream buffer zones.