ODNR Appoints McCament Chief of Mineral Resources Management

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Mary Mertz has announced the selection of Ben McCament as the new chief of the Division of Mineral Resources Management.

“Ben was the perfect choice to lead the Division,” she says. “He has been instrumental in protecting Ohio’s natural resources, playing a major role in the growing Abandoned Mine Land program among other things. I am confident that with his leadership the Division will continue to advance and be an industry leader in mineral resources management.”

As chief, McCament will oversee efforts to provide for the safe and environmentally sound development and restoration of mineral and fossil fuel extraction sites.

McCament, who previously served as manager of the Abandoned Mine Land Program, has been with ODNR for 13 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from University of Findlay and an M.S. in Environmental Studies from Ohio University.

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