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NRCS-Ohio Photo Gallery

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The NRCS - Ohio Photo Gallery is a collection of photos depicting the natural resources and conservation practices from all across the great state of Ohio.  Most of the photos contained in this gallery were taken by Ohio NRCS employees.

Each quarter a Digital Photo Contest is conducted and the first, second, and third place winners are selected and presented on this site.  The winning photo each quarter will be the featured photo on this page.  Every Ohio NRCS employee is encouraged to enter the contest.

Employees are also encouraged to submit digital photos throughout the year to the Visual Information Assistant for inclusion in the Digital Photo Gallery.  There is no need to wait for the seasonal photo contest to submit photos.  Follow the guidelines contained in the Contest Rules for the Camera Settings, Information Needed, and the Types (Categories) of Photos.



Photo Categories


Photos contained in this gallery are available free of charge.  The photos are in a JPEG image format (.jpg) with a resolution equal to a 3" x 5" size at 300 dpi. 

Information about each photo is available by right clicking on the file (once it has been downloaded and saved as a JPEG file) and selecting "Properties".  In the Properties dialog box, click on the "Summary" tab.  You will see the same dialog box as is shown in the Contest Rules.  (NOTE: The file must be saved as a JPEG in order to see the Properties).

Any photos that might be used in a publication, on a web site, or as a part of any other project, should use one of the following credit lines:

  • Photo by (Photographer's Name), USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ohio
  • Photo Courtesy of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ohio
  • Photo Courtesy of USDA NRCS Ohio

These photos may not be used to infer or imply NRCS endorsement of any product, company, or position.  Please do not distort or alter the images the photos portray.

Thank you and enjoy our photo gallery!