The public is invited to a Land Owner Resource Fair Saturday, November 3, from 11 AM – 5 PM,
at the John Bryan Center, 100 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio.
A great line-up of organizations (private and public) with conservation, land management, legal, and financial skills and resources will be set up in the gym where you can find out what each organization has to offer. Speakers and resource specialists will address ways to make land more productive and green throughout the day.
Owners of farmland and natural areas in the map below, can participate in Tecumseh Land Trust’s Jacoby Partnership, a Regional Conservation Partnership Program. This program will provide $1.44 million over the next 5 years through the National Resource Conservation Service to purchase agricultural easements or install conservation practices. Local and state partners for the program have committed even more local and state resources for the project, $2.1 million over the same period.
The Jacoby Partnership includes funding for the Environmental Quality Improvement Program for the depicted service area, with funds for nutrient planning, cover crop planting, pollinator friendly buffer strip creation, tree planting, converting to organic farming, habitat restoration, and drainage designed to minimize run-off, all with the goal of improving both water and soil quality in the project area.
The following partners in the project will bring research, educational, demonstration, planning, and financial resources to the project:
· The Nature Conservancy
· Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District
· Central State University
· The Natural Resource Conservation Service
· Village of Yellow Springs
· Ohio EPA
· Clean Ohio Local Agricultural Easement Purchase (ODA) and Open Space (OPWC) programs.
· Yellow Springs School District
· Antioch College
· Community Solutions
It is not necessary to RSVP, but we appreciate hearing from you so we can plan appropriately for the day. Respond to email@example.com, and call 937-767-9490 if you have additional questions, or if you are a landowner in the project area and would like further information.
“Sunflowers and Such” photo contest
Yes, we do have sunflower t-shirts for sale in limited quantities & sizes. This is a uni-sex style. All sales final-thank you.
Please use the Paypal link to the right to place your order.
One of our beautiful preserved farms is for sale. If you are looking for a great place to have horses, you need to take a look at it. It is protected by a conservation easement. We would to happy to discuss with you what that entails. The realtor has some nice photos of the property--http://www.davidandkellyludwig.com/listing/mlsid/39/propertyid/218021991/
Madison Township and Little Miami Headwaters Preservation
The map below shows the progress we’re making preserving prime farmland west of South Charleston, a block of 3400 continuous acres, soon to be connected to even more protected farms. Thanks to the landowners in this area who have donated conservation easements of worked with us to fund easements through the USDA’s Agricultural Conservation Easement Program and the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program.
Read American Farmland Trust’s recent report on the threat to America’s best farmland: https://www.farmland.org/initiatives/farms-under-threat
Thank you to our 2018 Auction Gold & Silver Sponsors!
Do you have a farm that you want to stay a farm forever? Or have you longed to invest in a farm or a natural property? If so, we’d love to talk to you about how we might be able to help you achieve your goal! There have NEVER been more options for people who want to preserve their farms or natural properties. The tax benefit for voluntary Conservation Easements was expanded significantly late last year – see the attached fact sheet for more information--click here for the pdf file. We also work with several easement purchase programs and this is the season for thinking about whether you might wish to apply. Call 937-767-9490 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll explain the options available to you!
And if you just plain want to stop sprawl, get in touch. There are so many ways to volunteer and educate – everyone can make a difference, right in their own back yard!
Who we are
Tecumseh Land Trust is a nonprofit conservation organization serving Greene and Clark Counties of Ohio and surrounding areas. The purpose of Tecumseh Land Trust is to preserve agricultural land, natural areas, water resources, and historic sites, in voluntary cooperation More...
Tecumseh Land Trust has preserved over 26,000 acres in Clark and Greene counties and surrounding areas. Included in the mix is a vibrant array of large and small farms, natural areas, and stream corridors. The work of this organization has helped to protect the regions
Tecumseh Land Trust was the first land trust in Ohio to become accredited. To find out more information about preserving land, accreditation, FRPP, AEPP, land trusts, and the easement process, Click here.