Department of Natural Resources - Collecting Endangered Native Ohio Wild Plants - Collecting permits.

Published: 1986-07-18

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(A) All persons requesting a permit for the taking, transporting or possession of any native species of wild plants listed as endangered or threatened with statewide extirpation for botanical, educational, or scientific purposes, or for propagation in captivity to preserve the species, shall at the time of application for such permit provide the following information in writing to the chief:

(1) A program or project description with a clear statement of study or program objectives.

(2) Justification of the study or program.

(3) Project location where most of the work will be conducted and/or where plants will be deposited.

(4) Duration of study or program.

(5) Species and number of plants to be collected and site(s) from which plants are to be collected.

(6) Assurance that a final or annual report will be filed with the division, prior to the first day of February of each year following the calendar year during which plants were collected, containing a clear statement of the final disposition of each individual plant collected. A copy of any published papers resulting from the study of these plants shall also be filed with the division as soon as it is available.

(B) A permit shall be valid for a period not to exceed one year, but may be renewed or revoked at the discretion of the chief.

(C) Persons failing to provide full information required in paragraph (A) of this rule to the satisfaction of the chief shall be denied a permit.

(D) Failure to meet the requirements of the permit at the conclusion of the project shall be reason for the chief not to issue future permits to the person failing to comply.

(E) A permit must be displayed upon demand to any law enforcement officer having jurisdiction or to the owner or person in lawful control of the land upon which plants are collected.