AOA’s Mission and Goals

AOA is dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of our land and water as sustainable natural resources that are and asset and legacy for our community


Provide appropriate conservation options and opportunities for landowners


Preserve and restore the natural ecosystems of our forests, meadows, rivers, wetlands, and farmlands


Facilitate the protection of historical and cultural landmarks and features unique to the Ohio Appalachia region


Support and carry out educational, research and outreach activities that foster an appreciation of and pride for the natural features, native plants and animals, scenic beauty, and cultural and historical heritage characteristic of the region


Form partnerships and collaborate with individuals and organizations that are working throughout the region to conserve its natural and cultural heritage


Encourage and support an ecotourism industry whose success depends upon the preservation and sustainable use of scenic natural and agricultural lands unique to the region


Promote the conservation of natural areas while encouraging appropriate growth and development that respects and complements the region’s scenic beauty and cultural value

“We are so thankful for the hard work, dedication, and time that AOA put into helping us preserve our farmland for future generations to come. We could never have accomplished this without your involvement.”

James and Karin Barr