We honor these landowners for the lasting gifts they make to their families and communities.
Standing Rock on Christen property

Preserving Standing Rock

A stretch of Yellow Creek containing a massive granite boulder called Standing Rock as well as one of the few remaining populations …

Brian and Daniel Smith

Spreading the word

Brian Smith never figured his son was interested in a career in agriculture, even though the boy grew up on a farm …

howard and sharon smith

‘We want to keep it like it is’

Strong winds whipped the blue jeans, T-shirts and towels drying on the line outside Howard and Sharon Smith’s home, putting a set …


Retired judge makes case for conservation

Retired Summit County Common Pleas Judge Mary Spicer learned about Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s work at one of the organization’s events last …


Owners protect land and preserve history

A fifth-generation farm family and the great great granddaughter of the fifer portrayed in Archibald Willard’s famous “Spirit of ’76” painting have …

Carter Wilmot leans against a tree he planted as a boy.

A family legacy of preservation

Last summer, Carter Wilmot and three of his grandchildren were driving by the family’s Broadview Heights pasture when the kids noticed a …