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We rely upon research organizations and public agencies like the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Tourism Ohio, Heritage Ohio, the Ohio Arts Council, National Academy of Sciences - the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the Ohio Native Plants Organization, the National Scenic Byway Foundation, and many other groups to advance sustainable practices. 

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Transportation Research Board

As part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) provides leadership in transportation improvements and innovation through trusted, timely, impartial, and evidence-based information exchange, research, and advice regarding all modes of transportation. For example, committees, researchers, and staff are currently focused on advancing resilient infrastructure, exploring transformational technology, and caring for the public’s health and safety. For more, please see the TRB 2020 Annual Report

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Ohio Department of Transportation

With the mission to provide safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) supports the state highway system and promotes transportation initiatives statewide. As a more than $3 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction, and snow and ice operations.

ODOT's regional district offices and Central Office divisions work together to fulfill the department's mission of providing safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. Use the carousels below to find your local district office or learn more about our divisions.

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Tourism Ohio

Whether you’re in Ohio for a few hours, a few days, or you’re lucky enough to live here, you’ll find endless opportunities to share memorable experiences with those who mean the most to you. From its big city amenities, which include a thriving arts and culture scene and award-winning culinary experiences, to the charm and comfort that can be found in its distinctive neighborhoods and historic small towns, Ohio has many unique  destinations to explore.

Be sure to visit to start planning your Ohio adventure today!

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Ohio Department of Natural Resources

ODNR's vast amounts of information about Ohio's wildlife, plant life, rocks and minerals, and lakes and rivers (and much more) has never been more accessible and connected. We're continually adding and updating content, so check out the species index or read about meteorites, earthquakes, or Lake Erie. Embrace your curiosity and discover something new about the natural world today!

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Heritage Ohio

As Ohio’s official historic preservation and Main Street organization, Heritage Ohio fosters economic development and sustainability through preservation of historic buildings, revitalization of downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts, and promotion of cultural tourism.

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Ohio Arts Council

The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.

The Ohio Arts Council was created in 1965 to foster and encourage the development of the arts and assist the preservation of Ohio's cultural heritage. With funds from the Ohio Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, the OAC provides financial assistance to artists and arts organizations. The Council accomplishes this charge in two primary methods: first, through the various grant funding programs that the Council operates to provide support to artists and to make arts activities available to a broad segment of Ohio's public; and secondly, by providing services that help to enhance the growth of the arts. 

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Ohio Wine Producers Association

The warmth of the sun. The rolling slope of a hillside. A refreshing rain shower. Time tested vines, bulging clusters of succulent grapes -- all gathered and crafted in the gentle hands of a skilled winemaker. Many notes come together to create the symphony of a vintage wine. Similarly, stretching over three centuries, many dedicated hearts and sharp minds have shaped and nurtured the Ohio Wine Industry we know and embrace today.

Wine people appear in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life, with a variety of motivations. Some appear, make an imprint and leave us. Others are lifers. All who touch this industry and its people contribute in some great or subtle way to the harmony of our lives and livelihood.

It is with this understanding that the board of directors of the Ohio Wine Producers Association have established the Ohio Wine Hall of Fame. Our purpose is to recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals to the wine industry in Ohio, to gain recognition for the excellence in our industry, and to encourage future leaders.

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National Scenic Byways Foundation

The National Scenic Byways Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization serving as The National Voice of Scenic Byways and Roads, dedicated to strengthening Byways and actively involved in the quest for renewed Byway Federal funding.  NSBF is governed by a board of directors made up of Byway leaders and other Byway affiliated individuals, some of whom have dedicated their entire careers of over 25 years to Byways.  It is the only organization currently where extensive Byway expertise and experience resides.

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Ohio Humanities Council

Ohio Humanities is a private nonprofit organization and the state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Ohio Humanities increases Ohioans’ appreciation and understanding of the humanities through the organization’s grant-making capacity and programs. Operating statewide, Ohio Humanities provides assistance to grant applicants, oversees organization-developed programs, and promotes the humanities in Ohio through collaborations with cultural and educational institutions. Ohio Humanities is governed by a volunteer board which makes decisions on grant awards and sets policy.

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American Farmland Trust

The American Farmland Trust created the conservation agriculture movement, which speaks for the land—and for the people who grow our food. As the movement’s leaders, we have three priorities: protecting agricultural land, promoting environmentally sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land.

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Rivers Unlimited

Rivers Unlimited is an Ohio statewide organization created to protect and restore rivers. We're the oldest in the nation, founded in 1972, at a time when rivers were covetously regarded by dam builders and channelizers, threatening the health of our waterways and the people whose farms, homes, and livelihoods depend on them. Rivers Unlimited was founded in 1972 to work for the restoration and protection of Ohio's rivers and streams. It is the nation’s oldest statewide river conservation group. It’s founders and like-minded conservationists founded River Network, the national umbrella organization. For forty-two years, RU has worked with citizens to cultivate grassroots stewardship of their waterways.

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