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.

We would like to thank the National Center for Nature Photography and Art Weber, who allowed us to use many of the photos that appear on this website. For more information about the Center and Art, click here.


Conservancy News

Black Swamp Conservancy Receives Stranahan Foundation Challenge Grant - 06/30/2014

Perrysburg, OH – The Stranahan Foundation has made a $15,000 grant to Black Swamp Conservancy. A portion of the donation is a one-for-one challenge grant – requiring the READ MORE »

More local acres enrolled in conservation program - 06/25/2014

More acreage in Sandusky County has been approved for purchase through the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s easement program. The department announced last week it has approved READ MORE »

Essay: Easements the new face of conservation - 06/23/2014

Sisters Helen Launt and Margaret White wanted to know that their scenic 180-acre farm in Ontario County, which had been in the family for more than 200 years, would remain as the family READ MORE »

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Lake Erie Islands Chapter

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