Our Land. Our Water. Our Future.

Our Land. Our Water. Our Future.

Our Land. Our Water. Our Future.

Our Land. Our Water. Our Future.

Our Land. Our Water. Our Future.

The Black Swamp Conservancy

We are a land trust dedicated to protecting agricultural land and natural areas, now and for future generations, through land conservation agreements. We do this to preserve the rural heritage, unique natural habitats, and lakes and streams of northwest Ohio.

By protecting our valuable land and water resources, we hope to support healthier communities with strong, sustainable economies including agriculture and ecotourism.

As a nonprofit organization we rely on the support of landowners, donors, and partnerships with other conservation organizations. We strive to be a wise investment for our supporters, whether they are giving us their land, time, or money.


Conservancy News

Have You Ever High-Fived a Turtle? - 06/13/2017

Hundreds of families gathered for a wildlife festival at Toledo Botanical Garden earlier this month to celebrate and explore some of the creatures that live in our community. The event gave kids an opportunity to view and at times have a hands-on experience...



Wild and Scenic - 06/13/2017

Nestled along a slight bend in the Maumee River is Black Swamp Conservancy’s newest property. This recent addition to Forrest Woods Nature Preserve contains ¾ of a mile of river frontage and brings the preserve to...



A Good Sign! - 06/13/2017

Restoration projects at Forrest Woods Nature Preserve are now complete! We are really excited to share these interpretive signs we created as an educational tool for preserve visitors.  Special thanks to designer Margo Puffenberger for her help on this project.



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2017 Summer Programs


Thursday, July 13
Photography Field Trip • 6 p.m.
Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve , Perrysburg

 Thursday, August 24
Kayak Paddle • 5:30 p.m.
Middlegrounds Metropark, Toledo


Thursday, September 29
Canoe Paddle • 6 p.m.
Farnsworth Metropark, Waterville  

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