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

New power line spares Black Swamp Conservancy Protected Peninsular Farms - 08/28/2014

FREMONT — State regulators have approved a new electric transmission line in Sandusky and Erie counties along a route that avoids crossing Peninsular Farms, a 474-acre conservation READ MORE »


Black Swamp Conservancy and Toledo Symphony to wrap up Simple Gifts concerts - 08/28/2014

ARCHBOLD - The final concert in the Toledo Symphony’s Simple Gifts concert series is set for 3:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Goll Homestead near Archbold, Ohio. The culmination of a READ MORE »


Ohio Power Siting Board approves transmission line project - 08/27/2014

FREMONT – The Ohio Power Siting Board approved the proposed Hayes-West Fremont Transmission line project Monday, a decision that will result in the 138 kilovolt line being built READ MORE »


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Winter Nature Walk

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Join us this January for a guided walk through our Forrest Woods Nature Preserve as we discover all that winter in the Great Black Swamp has to offer. Click here for more details.

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