Clean Water. Good Food. Wild Places.

Clean Water. Good Food. Wild Places.

Clean Water. Good Food. Wild Places.


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

Interested in Farming? Talk to us! - 08/13/2018

The Black Swamp Food & Farm Initiative is looking for the next generation of Ohio’s farmers, to help them knock down some of the barriers that are keeping them from the land.



Changing Habitat Affects Plants and Animals - 07/18/2018

Locally, the cold spring, followed by a hot May, and then early rain in June followed by drought, compressed the time for plants to flower



Walk, Read and Have Fun - 07/05/2018

Imagine walking with your kids or grandkids on a beautiful summer day - and reading a book at the same time! 



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Forrest Riverland Stream and Riparian Restoration Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Black Swamp Conservancy is seeking proposals for implementation and construction of a stream and riparian restoration project on the 48-acre Forrest Riverland tract of our Forrest Woods Nature Preserve in Paulding County, Ohio. 





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