20 Years of

Conservation in Central & Southern Ohio

20 Years of Conservation in Central & Southern Ohio

Our Conservation Achievement

Luther List Mound, moon bright over two beautiful trees with a deep blue sky
10000 +
Acres Conserved
Properties Conserved
Ohio Counties with Properties Conserved
Heron Rookery in Appalachia Ohio showing herons in their nests up in the tree
Conservation Preserves

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AOA News and Conservation Victories

AOA was highlighted in an article written by W.H. “Chip” Gross in Ohio Cooperative Living magazine published by South Central Power in July 2023.  The article entitled “Conservation Corps” discussed the conservation work being done by AOA in south and central Ohio over the last twenty years.  The article also describes some of the AOA activities, such as 25 nature trips and 24 stewardship events, that held each year.


AOA’s Calendar of Events for 2023 is now available.  

Website last updated July 30, 2023.

Steve Goodwin, Assistant Director of AOA, received a Coalition of Ohio Land Trust service award at their Conference held on May 5, 2023.   This award was presented in honor of Steve’s many years of service as a founding member and key contributor to COLT who advanced and set the direction of private conservation in Ohio.  COLT established the Steve Goodwin Scholarship Fund, which will provide free registrations for environmental and natural resource students attending these conferences. 

Conservation Victories

 AOA has closed on 4 new properties in 2023!  These exciting new properties include:

Cedar Run-Stinson: 70.57 acres in Champaign County adjacent to Cedar Bog.

Big Darby Creek-Smith Lakes:  76.6 acres in Union County adjacent to Big Darby Creek.

Bison Hollow-Jones:  42.75 acres in Vinton County adjacent to AOA’s Bison Hollow Preserve in the Ash Cave vicinity.

Adelphi Bluff: 35.816 acres near the Salt Creek Narrows in Pickaway County near Laurelville, Ohio. 

We are moving forward with initial stewardship work on these unique properties and look forward to showing them to AOA members in the near future.