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.


Conservancy News

Local Land Named "MVW" - 07/01/2016

Black Swamp Conservancy’s Forrest Woods Nature Preserve was recently named the Society of Wetland Scientists first ever Most Valuable Wetland as part of their "Wetland Treasure" READ MORE »


Once... Twice... Three Times - 06/30/2016

As the saying goes, “the third times the charm.” But for local landowners Jon and Dian Ewald, the first and second time were charms too. The Ewald’s recently signed READ MORE »


Have You Re-Enrolled? - 05/31/2016

Did you know that the Kroger Community Rewards Program has generated much needed funds for Black Swamp Conservancy over the past several years? Once you register and designate Black READ MORE »


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