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Land Protection Statistics

In Ohio, The Nature Conservancy has helped protect more than 40,000 acres.  In addition to the preserves that we currently own, we have also helped preserve some of the state's most important and well known natural areas.  

Sometimes, another land managing entity can better provide public access to the site, or manage the property more efficiently than we can, so we turn the property over to them.  This allows the Ohio Chapter to seek other conservation opportunities throughout the state, while ensuring habitat protection at these important places.  Below are some of the preserves we have assisted in protecting or transferred to others - totaling over 17,000 acres on 78 preserves.

Northeast     Northwest     Central     Southeast     Southwest

Northeast
PreserveAcresCountyEcoregionTransferred to:End result
Becvar Nature Preserve68.3GeaugaWestern Allegheny PlateauGeauga County Park DistrictCounty nature preserve
Big Creek Park Site28.36GeaugaWestern Allegheny PlateauGeauga County Park DistrictCounty nature preserve
Burger Nature Preserve38.36CuyahogaWestern Allegheny PlateauCleveland Metro Park DistrictMetropolitan park
Buttonbush Swamp13AshtabulaWestern Allegheny PlateauKent State UniversityEducational nature preserve
Chagrin River Forest Preserve401.25Cuyahoga / GeaugaWestern Allegheny PlateauHunting Valley VillageCounty park & township park
Crawford Woods24.99PortageWestern Allegheny PlateauHiram CollegeEducational nature preserve
Cuyahoga Wetlands Macrosite (White Pine Bog)234.92GeaugaW. Allegheny PlateauGeauga County Park District & Cleveland Museum of Natural HistoryTNC tract is dedicated preserve
Eagle Creek Nature Preserve328.66PortageWestern Allegheny PlateauOhio Department of Natural ResourcesState nature preserve
Grand River Terraces305.92AshtabulaWestern Allegheny PlateauCleveland Museum of Natural HistoryEducational nature preserve
Kimball Woods98.64LakeGreat LakesKent State UniversityEducational nature preserve
Kniss Woods73.25SummitWestern Allegheny PlateauAkron Metro Park DistrictCounty park
Little Mountain48.05GeaugaWestern Allegheny PlateauHolden ArboretumPrivate nature preserve
Mentor Marsh294.58LakeGreat LakesCleveland Museum of Natural HistoryEducational nature preserve
Northern Chagrin Reservation Metropark2.62CuyahogaWestern Allegheny PlateauCleveland MetroParksCounty park
Red Mill Valley27.66LakeGreat LakesLake County MetroParkCounty park
Resources Center25.72LakeWestern Allegheny PlateauLake County MetroParkCounty park
Spring Brook Ecosystem31.13GeaugaWestern Allegheny PlateauGeuga County PDCounty park
Stark Wilderness248StarkWestern Allegheny PlateauStark Wilderness CenterPrivate nature preserve
Sunny Lake Preserve67.25PortageWestern Allegheny PlateauCity of AuroraCity park
Towner’s Woods61PortageWestern Allegheny PlateauPortage LACE, IncPrivate nature preserve
Trumbull Nature Preserve31.53SummitWestern Allegheny PlateauHudson Township / Kent State FoundationEducational nature preserve
Upper Chagrin River155.62GeaugaWestern Allegheny PlateauRussell TownshipTownship park
Van Sickle Woods39.25HolmesWestern Allegheny PlateauHolmes County PDCounty park

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Northwest
PreserveAcresCountyEcoregionTransferred to:End result
Baldwin Woods131WoodGreat LakesWood County Park DistrictCounty park/ natural area
Dupont Marsh113.94ErieGreat LakesOhio Department of Natural ResourcesState nature preserve
Funk Woods49.62SenecaGreat LakesHeidelberg CollegeEducational nature preserve
Glade Mallow Overlook12.19WoodGreat LakesBlack Swamp ConservancyLand trust nature preserve
Haunck's Pond20.12OttawaGreat LakesOhio Department of Natural ResourcesState nature preserve
Irwin Prairie141.73LucasGreat LakesOhio Department of Natural ResourcesState nature preserve
Sandusky Bay Wetlands2,269.07SanduskyGreat LakesOhio Department of Natural Resources/ Sandusky CountyWildlife area
Springville Marsh199.98SenecaNorth Central TillplainOhio Department of Natural ResourcesState nature preserve
Toledo Arboretum6.71LucasGreat LakesUniversity of ToledoEducational nature preserve
Wickwire-Shade Nature Preserve Site40SenecaNorth Central TillplainHeidelberg CollegeExecutory Interest
Wildwood Estate465LucasGreat LakesToledo MetroparksCounty park
Eagle Point1,200ErieGreat LakesErie MetroparksCounty park

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Central
PreserveAcresCountyEcoregionTransferred to:End result
Benua Nature Preserve661.81FairfieldWestern Allegheny PlateauColumbus & Franklin County MetroParksMetroPark
Big Darby253.01Franklin, Madison, PickawayNorth Central TillplainColumbus & Franklin County MetroParksMetroPark
Big Darby56.85MadisonNorth Central TillplainRoman Catholic DioceseChurch property w/ restrictions
Big Darby35.87MadisonNorth Central TillplainLiggett-33 PropertiesPrivate owner w/ restrictions
Big Darby8.29UnionNorth Central TillplainJeff & Dawn Labrozzi Private residence
Cedar Bog State Memorial105.41ChampaignNorth Central TillplainOhio Department of Natural ResourcesState nature preserve
Conrad Woods103.17ChampaignNorth Central TillplainOhio Department of Natural ResourcesState nature preserve
Gahanna Woods54FranklinNorth Central TillplainOhio Department of Natural Resources/ Gahanna CityState nature preserve
Gahanna / Rocky Ford Creek97.25FranklinNorth Central TillplainJoseph Jeffrey, Jr.Jefferson Township LCA holds easement
Pickerington Pond413.45Franklin / FairfieldNorth Central TillplainColumbus & Franklin County MetroParksPickerington Ponds MetroPark
Spruce Run50DelawareNorth Central TillplainColumbus City School DistrictEducational nature preserve
Stages Pond123.27PickawayNorth Central TillplainOhio Department of Natural ResourcesState nature preserve

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Southeast
PreserveAcresCountyEcoregionTransferred to:End result
Collins Woods19.59BelmontWestern Allegheny PlateauMuskingum Watershed Conservancy DistrictMuskingum Watershed Conservancy District park
Dysart Woods455.96BelmontWestern Allegheny PlateauOhio UniversityEducational nature preserve
Hocking Hills Megasite198.35HockingWestern Allegheny PlateauOhio Department of Natural ResourcesState forest
Ora E. Anderson Compass Plant Prairie15.5LawrenceWestern Allegheny PlateauOhio Department of Natural ResourcesState nature preserve
Shawnee State Park9.43SciotoWestern Allegheny PlateauOhio Department of Natural ResourcesState park
Wayne National Forest1,036.91Lawrence / Gallia / HockingWestern Allegheny PlateauU.S. Forest Service Wayne National ForestPart of Wayne National Forest
Zaleski State Forest103AthensWestern Allegheny PlateauOhio Department of Natural ResourcesState forest

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Southwest
PreserveAcresCountyEcoregionTransferred to:End result
Beaver Creek Wetlands374.72GreeneNorth Central TillplainOhio Department of Natural Resources-Division of WildlifeState wildlife area
Beaver Creek Wetlands56.2GreeneNorth Central TillplainBeavercreek Wetland AssociationLand trust holding
Bradford's Tanglewood69.76HamiltonNorth Central TillplainCity of CincinnatiCity park
Charleston Falls169.2MiamiNorth Central TillplainMiami County Park DepartmentCounty park
Clifton Gorge10.63Greene / ClarkNorth Central TillplainOhio Department of Natural Resources / Dayton SNHState park / Nature preserve
Coppess Nature Sanctuary32.61DarkeNorth Central TillplainDarke County Park DistrictCounty park
Embshoff Nature Preserve129HamiltonNorth Central TillplainHamilton County Park DistrictCounty park
Gilmore Ponds7.21ButlerNorth Central TillplainIzaak Walton LeaguePrivate nature preserve
Glen Helen1.4GreeneNorth Central TillplainAntioch UniversityEducational nature preserve
Glenway Woods14.3HamiltonInterior Low PlateauCity of CincinnatiCity park
Highland Nature Sanctuary371.95HighlandNorth Central TillplainHighland Nature Sanctuary, Inc.Private nature preserve
Johnson Woods Preserve195.56AdamsInterior Low PlateauOhio Department of Natural ResourcesState nature preserve
Kroger Hills82.11HamiltonNorth Central TillplainOhio Department of Natural Resources 
Landen Tract91.37WarrenNorth Central TillplainWarren County Park CommissionWarren County park
Lang Tract13HamiltonNorth Central TillplainCity of CincinnatiCity park
Little Miami River Megasite275.35Hamilton / Warren / GreeneNorth Central TillplainOhio Department of Natural Resources / Hamilton County / Little Miami, Inc.Corridor protection, multi-agency
Northside Woods21.84HamiltonInterior Low PlateauCity of CincinnatiCity nature preserve
Red Bird Hollow3HamiltonNorth Central TillplainVillage of Indian HillCity park
Samuel Gross Memorial Woods40ShelbyNorth Central TillplainOhio Department of Natural ResoucesState nature preserve
Southeast Park Site103.46Hamilton / ClermontInterior Low PlateauHamilton County Park DistrictCounty park
Winterrowd Wetlands59.79DarkeNorth Central TillplainDarke County Park DistrictCounty park
Warren Wells Preserve32.93HamiltonNorth Central TillplainHamilton County Park DistrictCounty park
Whitacre Estate17.2HamiltonNorth Central TillplainVillage of Indian HillCity park
Withrow Nature Preserve141.21HamiltonInterior Low PlateauHamilton County Park DistrictCounty park
Wyoming Nature Preserve0.75HamiltonNorth Central TillplainCity of WyomingCity park
Edge of Appalachia Preserve      
Abner Hollow5AdamsInterior Low PlateauLonnie & Ruth Anne Moore 
Cave Hollow6.43AdamsInterior Low PlateauDavid Bohl 
Cedar Falls36.46AdamsInterior Low PlateauLennie Abbott 
Rieveschal Preserve20.2AdamsInterior Low PlateauCincinnati Museum of Natural History/ Keller/McDonald 

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