To halt oil & gas leasing on public lands
But Ohio citizens fought back
Selling out our parks
They decide if our parks get fracked
Meet the Commission
October 27: Parks, Climate, Democracy
Statehouse Rally
An original forest tale by Jenny Morgan
affects our health, climate, and democracy
Learn how FRACKING

Fracking and Climate

Fracking releases a lot of methane, which is 80 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. We can’t meet our climate goals while fracking our state parks.

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Fracking and Democracy

The people of Ohio want our state parks and public lands to be protected. Yet the state is catering not to we the people who pay for and own this land, but to the destructive and polluting oil and gas industry.

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Fracking and Health

Thousands of scientific studies have documented that fracking is linked to cancer and other harms to human health. Our state parks should be a refuge for health, not methane flaring and toxic chemicals. 

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State Parks in Ohio
Acres of Ohio State Parks
31 Million
State Park Visitors Each Year
$8.1 billion
Added to the Economy Each Year

Protecting our state parks adds more to the Ohio economy each year than fracking them possibly could

We must act now to Save Ohio Parks

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Parcels Targeted for Fracking

More Parcels

Nomination #23-DNR-0010

The application is to frack 148 parcels in three townships of Guernsey County comprising part of Salt Fork State Park with nine well pads as close as 395 feet from the park border.
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Salt Fork Nomination 2 fracking lateral map 

Nomination #23-DNR-0009

The application is to frack 446 parcels in six townships of Guernsey County comprising all 20,000 acres of Salt Fork State Park with an unspecified number of frack pads in unknown locations.
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Wolf Run nomination frack laterals 

Nomination #23-DNR-0008

This application is to frack all 1000 acres of Wolf Run State Park and 1000 acres of the surrounding area in Noble County. The nomination does not indicate how many frack pads or where they would go.
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Salt Fork State Park 

Nomination #23-DNR-0007

This application is to frack a total of 22 parcels in Salt Fork State Park with three well pads surrounding the park in three townships of Guernsey County. The well pads would be 1,547 to 2,245 feet from the park boundary.
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Help us Save Ohio Parks

Save Ohio Parks is an all volunteer grassroots group of Ohio citizens concerned about what happens to our state parks, forests, wildlife areas, and other public lands. Your donation will go solely toward material expenses such as printing flyers and renting event space. None of us are being paid.

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Help us spread the word

Every Saturday — or whatever day of the week works for you — stand in an Ohio state park or any park near your home and let people know our public lands are under attack from the oil and gas industry. Here is a flier you can print and hand out. Help us spread the word on Save Ohio Parks Saturdays!

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Contact the Commission

The Ohio Oil and Gas Land Management Commission oversees approval of leases to extract from public land. Write to them at and let them know you do not want fracking in or near our state parks.

Stand at Your State or Local Park

Join our Save Ohio Parks Saturdays campaign. Stand at the entrance of a state park or any park in your area and let people know our public lands are under attack. We can supply you with fliers and fact sheets to let people know how to fight back.

Grab a T-Shirt

Help spread the word about fracking in our state parks while supporting Save Ohio Parks by buying a “No Fracking Way” T-shirt from Four Sisters Publishing of Englewood, Ohio. Get your T-shirt at

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