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 to Host Earth Day Presentation - 04/07/2015

PERRYSBURG - Black Swamp Conservancy is inviting the public to commemorate Earth Day by attending “Life in the Western Basin: an Earth Day Conversation” on Wednesday, April READ MORE »


Black Swamp Conservancy Appears on Scenic Stops - 01/26/2015

PERRYSBURG - Black Swamp Conservancy was featured on WBGU TV's Scenic Stops on December 18, 2014. The episode highlights the Conservancy's 292-acre Forrest Woods Preserve in Paulding READ MORE »


2015 Clean Ohio Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program - 01/15/2015

PERRYSBURG - Black Swamp Conservancy (the Conservancy) will serve as a Sponsor Organization for Ohio’s Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program, or LAEPP. As a non-profit land READ MORE »


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