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

Black Swamp Conservancy Hosts Farmland Preservation Meetings - 11/09/2015

Black Swamp Conservancy will host two public informational seminars on farmland preservation. The first meeting will be at the W.W. Knight Preserve on December 10 and the second at the READ MORE »


A New Community Resource, Opening Soon - 11/04/2015

There are few opportunities in northwest Ohio to try your hand at rock climbing...now you have another chance to learn with the opening of the Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve. The Sawyer READ MORE »


Conservancy Receives Excellence Award - 10/15/2015

Black Swamp Conservancy, northwest Ohio’s land conservation organization, has been awarded the 2015 Northwest Ohio Nonprofit Excellence Award. The award recognizes a local READ MORE »


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