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Mission

The mission of Black Swamp Conservancy is to protect and preserve natural and agricultural
lands in northwest Ohio for the benefit of future generations.

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Join us on Thursday, June 17th for a Summer Film Screening at the Field of …

Celebrate the arrival of spring with Black Swamp Conservancy and Green Ribbon Initiative partners during …

The Conservancy is excited to announce that we have been chosen to participate in a …

The Land Trust Accreditation Program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for …

Winter is coming. I’m ready for it. I know I’m considered a little weird for …

In 2019, Ohio set forth a bold vision to improve water quality in Lake Erie …

If Misty Copeland and Michael Phelps had a bird baby, it would be a Sandhill …

As we move into the end of what has certainly been an eventful year, we’re …

Quarantine stopped a lot of things this year, including our annual fundraiser, but it didn’t …

Conservation is more effective – and more fun – when it’s a collaborative effort, and …

In 2019, The Toledo Zoo along with partners at OSU’s Ohio Biodiversity Conservation Partnership, the …

Conservation is a team sport, and Black Swamp Conservancy often works with partners (park districts, …

Wetlands are some of the most biologically productive habitats on earth. They are also incredibly …

Everyone who lives in Bowling Green, Ohio has a park within 1.5 miles of their …

In 2015, the Conservancy small farmhouse in rural Wood County and established a permanent office …

These last several months have been challenging for all of us as the threat of …

A one-mile stretch of the Maumee River has been transformed from a frequently flooded farm …

Black Swamp Conservancy recently finalized the purchase of a new 140-acre nature preserve in Williams …

With your help, Black Swamp Conservancy is making a difference in northwest Ohio. In 2019, the Conservancy completed thirteen new conservation projects, protecting another 1,840 acres of land in our community – forever.

Black Swamp Conservancy protects more than 19,000 acres on 145 properties in Northwest Ohio. The diverse habitats we protect are also home to more than 60 rare, threatened and endangered species of flora and fauna, a few of which are highlighted on the chart below.

H2Ohio, a new environmental program recently established by the state, aims to change all that. The centerpiece of this program is a fund – approximately $900 million – that will help address critical water quality needs and support innovative solutions to some of the state’s most pressing water challenges over the next 10 years.

This past spring, Michael Schiewer of Herbaceous, ltd. – the first participant in our Food …

Land trusts like Black Swamp Conservancy partner with the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Office of Farmland Preservation and landowners to establish agricultural easements that keep farmland under private ownership and protect it against future non‐agricultural development.

Everyone who lives in Bowling Green, Ohio has a park within 1.5 miles of their …

Do not bathe or wash clothes. Do not cook with tap water. Definitely, do not …

With more than 164 species identified in Ohio alone, dragonflies and damselflies are an important …

Construction is set to begin this month to create streamside forests and wetlands on a …

Slowed by spring rains, but undeterred Our Food & Farm Initiative’s first farm is coming …

Wild Trillium Common in Great Black Swamp Habitat By Rick BarricklowCertainly, one of my favorite …

Archaeological Findings at Forrest Woods Offer Hints at Early Inhabitants Some of the earliest visitors …

It may not seem like the best time of year to begin work on a …

Protected Land

615 South Wintergarden Road, Bowling Green

Located in Williams County, near Pioneer

Located in Henry County near Liberty Center

Located in Henry County, near Liberty Center

Located in Defiance & Williams Counties, near Evansport

1900 Old Oak Harbor Rd., Fremont

26940 Lime City Rd., Perrysburg

18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green

22006 County Road 17, Forrest

8577 E. Bayshore Road, Marblehead

4822 E. Cemetery Rd., Catawba Island

E. Perry St., Port Clinton

Seaman Rd., Oregon

Bayshore Rd., Oregon

577 E. Front St., Perrysburg

1329 Tiffin Street, Fremont

Located in Williams County, near Pioneer

4825 Sugar Ridge Road, Pemberville

4400 Muggy Road, Port Clinton (on Catawba Island)

Located in Paulding County, near Cloverdale

Located in Sandusky County, north of Fremont

Located in Sandusky County, south of Fremont

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