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Published: 01/18/2017

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Restoration Update

Published: 12/26/2016
This year, the Conservancy took on its most ambitious restoration project to-date. We have been working to return some of the agricultural fields abutting Forrest Woods Nature Preserve back to their natural condition. The construction phase of the project is now complete and the site has been planted with a winter cover to prevent erosion. In all, more more»

Farmland Forever

Published: 12/26/2016
Rebecca Fausey’s father instilled in her the importance of conservation. He spoke often about “misuse of land” and made her promise that she wouldn’t allow the family farm to be split and turned into house lots after he was gone. Dad’s lessons stuck with Rebecca and guide the land ethic she lives by. In a Fremont New Messenger more»

Black Swamp Conservancy Earns National Recognition

Published: 08/24/2016
Black Swamp Conservancy today announced it has achieved accreditation – a mark of distinction in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded accreditation, signifying its confidence that Black Swamp Conservancy’s lands will be protected forever. Almost 15 million acres of farms, forests and natural areas vital to healthy more»

Wanted: Nature Enthusiasts to Lend a Helping Hand

Published: 08/02/2016
Visiting each of our protected properties at least once a year is part of the promise we make to our landowners. We do this to ensure that the agricultural lands are still being farmed, the woods and forests are still standing, and the wetlands…well, that they are still wet. With almost 16,000 acres, and well over 100 protected properties, it takes more»

The Start of a Ten Year Test

Published: 07/21/2016
Black Swamp Conservancy is doing its part to improve local water quality by undertaking stream, floodplain, and wetland restoration projects on Conservancy owned lands. These projects will restore native ecosystems around northwest Ohio’s waterways and help address the harmful algal bloom occurrences in Lake Erie. To determine the effectiveness of more»

Local Land Named "MVW"

Published: 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" program. The program features and highlights wetlands that exhibit exemplary function and service. The mission of the Society of Wetland Scientists is to promote more»

Once... Twice... Three Times

Published: 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 their third conservation agreement with Black Swamp Conservancy, protecting more than 70 acres of farmland in Seneca County. In total, the couple now has 480 acres under more»

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