With recent growth of the gas and oil industry, we have been receiving an increasing number of phone calls about problems and concerns related to this industry. While the Soil & Water Office are not authorized or equipped to deal with most these issues, we are able to provide resources on managing right-of-ways, which can be found below.
If you need help with other issues related to gas and oil development please contact the ODNR Division of Oil and Gas. They are the governing body for the industry and will be best suited to answering any questions.
Landowner Checklist for Oil and Gas Easement Right-of-Ways
Seeding Recommendations for Pipeline Right-of-Ways
Seedings should be comparable to the existing species composition of the surrounding area, whether it is hayland or pastureland. For non agricultural land, the pasture land seed mixtures/rates can be used.
HAYLAND SEED MIXTURES
A) Alfalfa/ grass mixtures
B) Clover/ grass mixture
C) Birdsfoot Trefoil/ Grass mixture
Birdsfoot Trefoil -5 lbs. per acre PLUS
Perennial Rye grass -8 lbs. per acre OR
Smooth Brome grass -5 lbs. per acre
PASTURE LAND SEED MIXTURES
A) Clover-grass Mix
B) Birdsfoot Trefoil-Grass Mix
C) Orchardgrass -10 lbs. per acre
D) Perennial Rye Grass -24 lbs. per acre
E) Tall Fescue -15 lbs. per acre
(ENDOPHYTE FREE VARIETIES ONLY!)
NOTE: Grass varieties can be combined into mixes by applying the desired varieties at half the rates listed.
SOIL TESTS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR NUTRIENT APPLICATION!
TEMPORARY/ QUICK COVER FOR DISTURBED AREAS
A) Oats -90 lbs. per acre
B) Rye or Wheat -100 lbs. per acre
C) Annual Rye grass -24 lbs. per acre