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AOA Plants Trees Along Big Darby Creek
Restores Bottomland Forest Habitat at Igel Preserve

AOA planted 12,000 trees last week as part of our riparian corridor restoration activities along the Big Darby. The 34-acre floodplain field portion of our 100-acre Igel preserve was planted with a diverse mix of [...]

April 27th, 2021|Categories: News|

Bald Eagle Released Back into the Wild Marsha G. Schneider Preserve, Pickaway County

After three months of care and rehabilitation at the Ohio Wildlife Center, a young Bald Eagle was released back into the wild at AOA’s Marsha Gunder Schneider Preserve along the Scioto River in Pickaway County. [...]

September 17th, 2019|Categories: News|

AOA Moves Forward with Big Darby Creek Conservation – Adds Over 530 Acres

Two new Pickaway County properties were recently added to AOA’s Big Darby Creek Conservation Corridor. Big Darby Creek is a National and State designated Scenic River that is recognized as one of the most diverse [...]

November 27th, 2018|Categories: News|

AOA Conserves Hocking Canal Lock

Appalachia Ohio Alliance (AOA) partnered with the Canal Society of Ohio to preserve old Hocking Canal Lock No. 8 and a section of the canal in Fairfield County. [...]

November 20th, 2018|Categories: News|

AOA Partners in Ohio Bat Conservation Project
Over 500 Acres to be Conserved

Appalachia Ohio Alliance (AOA) is partnering with several compatible organizations to increase habitat for rare bats in Ohio. A project team, led by prime consultant EnviroScience, Inc., a regional environmental consulting and restoration firm, [...]

November 1st, 2018|Categories: News|

AOA Initiatives Featured in The Buckeye Bulletin

AOA’s strategic vision for central and southeastern Ohio featuring the conservation of riparian corridors has been featured in The Buckeye Bulletin, a magazine for the Ohio Water Environment Association. Click here to read the article.

October 8th, 2017|Categories: News|

AOA Conserves Premiere Medicinal Plant Sanctuary

AOA has collaborated with United Plant Savers (UpS) to conserve the Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary in Meigs County. Utilizing Clean Ohio Fund grant monies in combination with UpS match contributions, AOA was able to purchase a [...]

June 20th, 2017|Categories: News|

AOA Moving Forward with Scioto River Flyway and Cackley Swamp Additions

AOA is moving ahead with two new acquisitions that will expand our Scioto River Flyway and Cackley Swamp initiatives. The Brad and Katie Schneider property encompasses 152 acres in Pickaway County between South Bloomfield and [...]

June 5th, 2017|Categories: News|

A Few Thoughts about Stewardship

Stewardship of our land and water resources is a primary component of AOA’s mission. Many of our forests and fields are under “assault” from a vast array of non-native species which threaten the habitats that [...]

May 16th, 2017|Categories: News|

Highlights From Our Bison Hollow Hike – Saturday, October 15

Our Bison Hollow event attracted a record group for an AOA sponsored hike at one of our preserves. Sixty-one participants enjoyed the gorgeous fall weather while exploring the many waterfalls, sandstone bluffs and riparian forest [...]

October 16th, 2016|Categories: News|