The Tecumseh Land Trust Story
Founded in 1990 by citizens in Yellow Springs and Miami Township, 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 with landowners, and to educate the public about permanent land preservation. We assist landowners in navigating state and federal easement programs, as well as, accept donated easements on farmland and natural areas. When current projects are complete, we will have preserved over 28,000 acres in our working area!
The story of the battle to save Whitehall Farm where we are headquartered can be found HERE!
"Protecting local farmland, water, and natural areas forever."
To conserve rich, fertile agricultural land; to protect the viability of agriculture, Ohio's #1 industry; to maintain a diverse environment by protecting natural habitat for plants and wildlife; to ensure that future generations have fresh, clean water sources; to encourage a functioning local food economy; to preserve historical structures and sites as part of the rural and urban landscape; to educate new stewards of the land; and to save natural and agricultural land for the benefit of future generations.
The Benefits of Preserving Land
Every year, millions of acres of farmland, recreational space, forests, and environmentally sensitive areas across the nation are paved over by housing developments, highways, and strip malls.
The Tecumseh Land Trust is ready to preserve those special lands that make Ohio our home. By preserving land, we help to ensure that whatever the future may hold, generations to come will be able to enjoy the rural and natural environment that we know and love today.