Landowners

We honor these landowners for the lasting gifts they make to their families and communities.
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 …

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‘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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Pianist Jean Stell.

Striking a note for conservation

Critically acclaimed pianist Jean Stell, who has dazzled audiences throughout the United States and Europe, chose the Land Conservancy to permanently preserve …