Noble SWCD Staff
L-R: Dave Schott and Jim Mizik
To conserve the natural resources of Noble County by educating and providing technical services to land users for future generations.
Noble Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) was organized in July 1942. It was the 6th district to be organized in Ohio. The district is a legal sub – division of the state and state law mandates that the district be governed by a board of supervisors (who serves without pay) consisting of 5 members.
These members are elected for a three year term at our annual meeting held in the fall. Any resident or landowner in Noble County are eligible to participate in the election. Regular meetings are opened to the public and held the second Wednesday of every month.
Hey everyone, Noble Soil and Water along with The HARP Mission in Caldwell is trying to make christmas for 30 kids in Noble County. We are looking for any hunting, trapping, fishing, and even athletic gear you might have laying around that you would be willing to donate. This can include camo clothing, hunter orange clothing, deer grunt calls, turkey calls, fishing poles, baseballs, footballs, bats, gloves, basketballs, footballs etc.. Its great that we have kids that want to get out and experence the great outdoors instead of setting inside and playing video games. So help us spread the word to people around the county to help these kids out. If you dont have any of these items the HARP Mission will accept a cash donation and will go out and purchase the items needed. ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago ·
The Noble Soil and Water web page is experiencing some technical difficulties. Please refer to our FB page for updates and announcements. We will let you know when its back to normal. ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago ·
Opening Day of Shotgun Season Results Out.
Ohio's Deer-Gun Season Opens with
more than 18,000 Deer Harvested
COLUMBUS, OH - Hunters checked 18,776 white-tailed deer on Monday, Nov. 28, the opening day of Ohio’s deer-gun hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). In 2015, 22,253 deer were reported the first day of the deer-gun season.
Ohio’s deer-gun season remains open through Sunday, Dec. 4. Two additional days of deer-gun season (Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18) are available for people to hunt with firearms. Find more information about deer hunting in the Ohio 2016-2017 Hunting and Trapping Regulations or at wildohio.gov. Past years’ harvest summaries and weekly updated harvest reports can be found at wildohio.gov/deerharvest.
The ODNR Division of Wildlife remains committed to properly managing Ohio’s deer populations. The goal of Ohio’s Deer Management Program is to provide a deer population that maximizes recreational opportunities, while minimizing conflicts with landowners and motorists.
Ohio ranks fifth nationally in resident hunters and 11th in the number of jobs associated with hunting-related industries. Hunting has a more than $853 million economic impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging and more, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Hunting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation publication.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.
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Editor’s Note: A list of all white-tailed deer checked by hunters during opening day of the 2016 deer-gun hunting season is shown below. The first number following the county’s name shows the harvest numbers for opening day 2016, and the 2015 opening day harvest numbers are in parentheses.
Adams: 274 (373); Allen: 58 (116); Ashland: 411 (483); Ashtabula: 701 (771); Athens: 375 (420); Auglaize: 41 (99); Belmont: 407 (429); Brown: 167 (248); Butler: 36 (66); Carroll: 480 (571); Champaign: 70 (104); Clark: 29 (52); Clermont: 81 (154); Clinton: 58 (79); Columbiana: 419 (522); Coshocton: 767 (888); Crawford: 134 (177); Cuyahoga: 8 (7); Darke: 47 (74); Defiance: 179 (316); Delaware: 88 (110); Erie: 50 (66); Fairfield: 182 (219); Fayette: 30 (33); Franklin: 32 (31); Fulton: 79 (140); Gallia: 379 (372); Geauga: 147 (167); Greene: 43 (54); Guernsey: 592 (647); Hamilton: 18 (44); Hancock: 95 (135); Hardin: 94 (149); Harrison: 529 (556); Henry: 67 (125); Highland: 221 (300); Hocking: 431 (521); Holmes: 542 (552); Huron: 342 (367); Jackson: 270 (377); Jefferson: 365 (386); Knox: 651 (619); Lake: 53 (44); Lawrence: 208 (224); Licking: 463 (562); Logan: 155 (249); Lorain: 180 (195); Lucas: 23 (27); Madison: 30 (28); Mahoning: 168 (165); Marion: 96 (120); Medina: 154 (152); Meigs: 392 (418); Mercer: 38 (76); Miami: 28 (52); Monroe: 333 (334); Montgomery: 18 (28); Morgan: 364 (387); Morrow: 158 (184); Muskingum: 696 (722); Noble: 386 (352); Ottawa: 20 (20); Paulding: 75 (157); Perry: 339 (399); Pickaway: 65 (107); Pike: 180 (209); Portage: 155 (157); Preble: 47 (80); Putnam: 60 (90); Richland: 355 (462); Ross: 263 (320); Sandusky: 41 (76); Scioto: 195 (206); Seneca: 203 (273); Shelby: 79 (97); Stark: 208 (248); Summit: 30 (24); Trumbull: 425 (468); Tuscarawas: 645 (658); Union: 67 (97); Van Wert: 31 (63); Vinton: 338 (401); Warren: 34 (61); Washington: 438 (490); Wayne: 206 (211); Williams: 138 (327); Wood: 39 (87); Wyandot: 168 (227).
Total: 18,776 (22,253).
For more information, contact:
John Windau, ODNR Division of Wildlife
Matt Eiselstein, ODNR Office of Communications
614-265-6860 ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago ·
Noble County Soil and Water partnered with Noble County OSU Extension last night to hold a Venison Workshop. Had a good turn out. I don't think anyone went home hungry. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to Noble County Soil and Water Conservation District and Guernsey Soil & Water Conservation District for helping us with our Venison Workshop: From Field to Table. It was a great event with a lot of valuable information. We look forward to having more join us next year!
2 weeks ago ·
Don't forget about tonight's venison workshop at the multi agency building pavilion. It starts at 6:00 pm. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago ·
I need some fb followers help. We are gearing up for next years 2017 tree sale. Looking for input on what people would like for us to carry this year as far as tree seedlings, shrubs, and ornamentals in our sale. Also looking for input of any wildlife food plot seed you would like to see offered. New this year we are going to try an offer some things from A.M. Leonard. They are a horticulture tool and supply company. They sell tree planting bars, marking flags, tree shelters and much more. So take a look at their website and let us know. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago ·
Had a very good weekend. Noble SWCD along with Guernsey SWCD hosted a Hunter Safety Education Course. Congratulations to all 20 students for completing the course and everyone passing their test. Good luck this year in the field. Special thanks to Levi Arnold, Brad StClair, and Bob Saling for helping out. Couldn't have done it with out you guys. ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago ·
We are still taking milkweed pods until Monday, October 31, 2016 at our office. Just make sure the seeds are brown and not white. And try to leave the ones that are infested with milkweed beetles in the field. ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago ·