Western Reserve Land Conservancy

Western Reserve Land Conservancy Celebrates Historic Conservation Milestone

Western Reserve Land Conservancy – Ohio’s largest land trust – capped off a challenging 2020 by reaching an important milestone. The Land Conservancy has now permanently conserved 801 properties totaling more than 65,000 acres of precious land and water resources.

Despite the challenges of a global pandemic that limited in-person engagement and kept most of the Land Conservancy staff working remotely, the organization managed to conserve 4,378 acres at 26 properties across northern Ohio.

“Now, more people are able to enjoy the beauty of Ohio’s natural landscapes at public parks and preserves we’ve helped create,” said Rich Cochran, president and CEO of Western Reserve Land Conservancy. “Working family farms will be conserved for future generations. Abandoned structures in Cleveland are being replaced with side yards, green spaces and public parks. The Land Conservancy and our partners are proud of what we’ve accomplished for communities across northern Ohio and are excited about what more will come.”

In December alone, the Land Conservancy established permanent conservation on a variety of properties:

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