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

Storywalk! Wednesdays in October at the Conservancy Homestead - 09/23/2015

The Pemberville Public Library in partnership with the Black Swamp Conservancy will be presenting a Storywalk on the Prairie trail at the Black Swamp Conservancy Homestead every READ MORE »


Enjoy a Stroll Through Wildflowers in Full Bloom - 08/10/2015

Visitors always ask us about the beautiful prairie next door the Conservancy's office. This restoration site is privatley owned and generally not open to the public, until now...



Healthier Streams, Cleaner Water - 08/03/2015

Clean water is an issue that affects us all. We are  excited to begin monitoring the water quality at our Forrest Woods Nature Preserve. This information will help improve the habitat at the Preserve and also help communities across northwest Ohio address water issues…



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