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

Cattle Drive the Conservancy Past 15,000 - 07/03/2015

Just four years ago, we were celebrating 10,000 acres of protected land in northwest Ohio. Now, with your help - and the help of a few cattle - we just surpassed the...



A Living Piece of Natural History - 06/19/2015

Terri Gorney's family has lived in this area for generations...well over a hundred years. Now one of our most loyal land stewards, she shares some of the history of this magical place, as well as those animals who...



Students Go Into the Wild to Learn Science - 05/13/2015

FREMONT – Holding a crawfish pulled from nearby Muskellunge Creek was the highlight of Olivia Thomas' day on Tuesday. Although pulling water samples, planting a rain garden, READ MORE »


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Lake Erie Islands Chapter

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