Mission: The mission of black swamp conservancy is to protect and preserve family farms and natural habitats in northwest ohio for the benefit of future generations.
Programs: Land and conservation easement acquisition. Costs associated with purchases including due diligence, transactional expenses, and closing costs. Black swamp conservancy protected nine new properties in 2016.
stewardship of conserved properties. This includes regular inspection and defense of 127 conservation easements covering more than 15,000 acres, and ecological management of owned nature preserves. In 2016, the conservancy completed a major stream and wetland restoration project at its forrest woods nature preserve.
public education and promotion of land conservation through naturalist-led programs and other community events and activities.
Black Swamp Conservancy is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Black Swamp Conservancy meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Black Swamp Conservancy has demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate their commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. Learn More: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about