Ohio

2017 Ohio Highlights

You Made 2017 a Great One for Nature!
We’re proud to share some of our finest accomplishments from 2017. Thank you for supporting the Conservancy’s mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Every acre we protect, every wetland restored, every species brought back from the brink, begins with you. Please continue your support to make a lasting difference in Ohio and around the world.

1 - Nature Center opened in Ashtabula County.  The first of its kind in the county, the Conservancy’s Dr. James K. Bissell Nature Center features exhibits depicting the natural history of Morgan Swamp Preserve and the Grand State Wild & Scenic River.

40 – Percent of agricultural land in the Western Lake Erie Basin now enrolled in the Conservancy-supported 4R program, which was designed to help address water quality issues across the basin.

69 – Percent of registered voters in Ohio that want to see more emphasis placed on wind energy development in the state, according to polling conducted with support from the Conservancy.

272 – Acres of land protected at Snow Lake. One of the Conservancy’s most recent acquisitions, the property helps to protect Akron’s drinking water supply and provides habitat for the state endangered sandhill crane.

340 – Participants at Conservancy-supported field day events in Northwest Ohio, at which the agricultural community has an opportunity to learn about new, science-based conservation methods.

435 – Acres of Conservancy land improved through prescribed burning.

600 – Eastern hemlock trees treated on private lands for the invasive hemlock wooly adelgid as part of the Ohio Hemlock Conservation Partnership.

929 – Acres of key forestland dubbed “The Little Smokies of Ohio” that Shawnee State Forest purchased with financial help from the Conservancy.

9,000 – Linear feet of stream being restored at Strait Creek, as part of the first project of the Conservancy in Ohio’s Mitigation Program.

136,000 – New clean energy jobs projected to potentially be created in Ohio by 2030, according to an analysis conducted by the Conservancy.

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