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

A Sure Sign of Spring - 04/18/2016

There are many signs of spring. Skunk cabbage peeking through the ground… The raspy call of chorus frogs… The influx of seed catalogs in your mailbox… Here at the READ MORE »


Inspired By Love - 01/28/2016

There are a lot of good reasons for preserving farmland - food security, jobs… they aren’t making any more of it. But for Sandusky County farmer Judy Mauch, her reasons are READ MORE »


We Think You're Kind of a Big Deal - 01/15/2016

Thank you, thank you, thank you! We can’t say it enough. Our dedicated volunteers came through in a big way, and helped to make 2015 a huge year for Black Swamp Conservancy. If READ MORE »


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