The Killbuck Watershed Land Trust is dedicated to preserving land and providing good stewardship of land entrusted to us.
You can get involved with fund raising events, easement monitoring, newsletter publication, presentations and special projects.
Landowners wishing to learn more about preserving their land can contact us by
FAST FACTS About Land Trusts
Did you know that
America loses two million acres of farms, forests and open spaces each year? And an additional 100,000 acres of wetlands are destroyed in the U.S. each year?
Land Preservation Trusts can help
Since 2000, private state and local land trusts like ours have worked to triple the annual rate of land conservation in the United States.
From 1995-2000 land trusts conserved an average of 337,937 acres of land per year. That pace soared to 1,166,697 acres conserved per year, on average, from 2000-2005.
The Killbuck Watershed Land Trust currently preserves more than 4500 acres of farm land, forests, wetlands and open spaces in Ashland, Coshocton, Holmes, Richland, Tuscarawas, and Wayne counties in Ohio. We continue to work to conserve more land each year.
Brinkhaven Oak Barrens
Using grants from the Clean Ohio Program and private donations, we were fortunate to purchase a property in Holmes County which we call the Brinkhaven Oak Barrens.
This unique property, identified as a site for native Ohio prairie plants, is being managed by scientists, environmentalists and teachers in our area who are interested in maintaining and developing this site as a unique location for rare plants.
The American Farmland Trust
The Conservation Fund
The Farmland Center
Internal Revenue Service
The Land Trust Alliance
The Nature Conservancy
Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources
Office of Farmland Preservation
Ohio Wetlands Foundation
OSU Agroecosystems Management Program
The Trust for Public Land