Biological and ecological science for Ohio—The Buckeye State

Fact Sheet 2018-3034



Ohio is home to lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, forests, prairies, and 312 miles of Lake Erie shoreline. These resources sustain Ohio’s communities by supporting vital sectors of the economy and cultural heritage such as fishing, hunting, and other outdoor recreation. Lake Erie provides drinking water for 3 million Ohioans, supports 124,000 Ohio jobs, and generates \$1.8 billion in tourism revenue to the State. Outdoor recreation is enjoyed by nearly 60 percent of Ohio residents. Annually, it is estimated that outdoor recreation generates \$24.3 billion in consumer spending across the State, creates 215,000 jobs, and raises \$1.5 billion in State and local tax revenue.

Suggested Citation

U.S. Geological Survey, 2018, Biological and ecological science for Ohio—The Buckeye State: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018-3034, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area
  • Sustaining Ohio’s Lake Erie Fishery
  • Combatting Harmful Algal Blooms
  • Restoring Ohio’s Coastal Wetlands and Waterfronts
  • Sharing Information about Wildlife Diseases
  • Keeping Ahead of a Looming Threat
  • Surveillance and Control Techniques for Unwelcome Invaders

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Biological and ecological science for Ohio—The Buckeye State
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2018-3034
DOI 10.3133/fs20183034
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Office of the AD Ecosystems
Description 2 p.
Country United States
State Ohio
Online Only (Y/N) Y