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The Coalition of Ohio Land Trusts Applauds State Officials for Backing Clean Ohio Program

The 131st General Assembly finished work on the state capital budget bill (SB 310) for Fiscal Years 2017-2018 which includes $100 million for the Clean Ohio Fund program. This bill overwhelmingly passed the Senate on [...]

May 10th, 2016|Categories: News|

Congress Makes Enhanced Conservation Easement Incentive Permanent

The house and senate voted overwhelmingly last week to make the enhanced federal tax incentives for those who preserve land with conservation easements permanent.  Land trusts like AOA have been collaborating with other conservation and [...]

December 22nd, 2015|Categories: News|

Carole King’s Association with AOA’s Startup

Carole King, the popular singer/songwriter has received much attention in the media recently for her love of the land.  She has carried a great passion for conservation of our land and water throughout her life [...]

December 21st, 2015|Categories: News|

Kreisel Addition Expands Scioto River Flyway Corridor

AOA purchased several parcels from Ed Kreisel in November to create the 70-acre Kreisel Preserve.  This site abuts the Cossin tract and is nearby the Marsha Gunder Schneider Preserve, two other AOA properties.  [...]

December 7th, 2015|Categories: News|

OEPA Completes Assessment for AOA’s Bartley Preserve Restoration Project

The Ohio Department of Environmental Protection (OEPA) recently completed an environmental assessment process for AOA’s Bartley Preserve restoration project.  This 95-acre property will be restored with Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program monies administered by OEPA. [...]

November 16th, 2015|Categories: News|

AOA Hosts Annual Dinner: A Conservation Vision

Nearly 120 AOA friends and supporters filled the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge this past Saturday for our annual dinner and meeting. Conservationists from all over central and southeastern Ohio joined together to celebrate another [...]

November 10th, 2015|Categories: News|

AOA Conserves Cossin Tract along Scioto River

AOA is celebrating a significant conservation achievement and another great addition to our Scioto River Flyway Corridor Initiative. We purchased several parcels equaling approximately 140 acres from Howard and Mae Cossin last week following two [...]

November 2nd, 2015|Categories: News|

Columbus Audubon Presentation:
A Conservation Vision for Central Ohio

The conservation of land and water resources is a critical need in the 21st century. Clean water, outdoor recreation opportunities, spaces for nature-based education, connection and observation, and the provision of [...]

October 25th, 2015|Categories: News|

AOA Purchases Fought Property – Expands Bison Hollow Preserve

AOA recently purchased a spectacular 21-acre parcel that expands our Bison Hollow Preserve on the Hocking / Vinton County line. The Fought Preserve addition features outstanding Hocking Hills terrain including black-hand sandstone bluffs and [...]

October 13th, 2015|Categories: News|

Botanist Survey Continues at Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve

Botanist Clea Klagstad continues her flortistic survey at AOA’s Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve. Click below to see some photos and read about her summer discoveries on this beautiful property. Read Clea's second report [...]

September 3rd, 2015|Categories: News|