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Botanist Survey Being Conducted at Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve

Botanist Clea Klagstad visited AOA’s Klienmaier State Nature Preserve recently as part of an effort to identify plant species on the site. Clea is leading an intensive floristic survey of the 32-acre preserve in [...]

April 7th, 2015|Categories: News|

AOA Land Protection Specialist Recognized

Steve Goodwin recognized with a Wildlife Conservationist Award from the League of Ohio Sportsmen. We are honored to report that on February 28 Steve Goodwin, AOA Land Protection Specialist, was presented with the prestigious Wildlife [...]

February 16th, 2015|Categories: News|

AOA Honored with Prestigious Conservation Achievement Award

Accepting the award for AOA are Steve Goodwin (Land Protection Specialist), Clyde Gosnell (Treasurer and Co-founder), Omie Warner (Vice President and Co-founder), Guy Denny (Ohio Natural Areas and Preserves Association), Sandy Chiaramonte, Russ Scholl [...]

November 16th, 2014|Categories: News|

NBC4 in Columbus features AOA’s Bartley Preserve project on nightly newscast

NBC4: Columbus, Ohio News, Weather, and Sports (WCMH-TV) Posted: Aug 01, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Updated: Aug 01, 2014 5:35 PM EDT By: Ben Gelber, Meteorologist PICKAWAY COUNTY, Ohio - A consortium of conservation groups [...]

August 3rd, 2014|Categories: News|

Pickaway County farmland will revert to the wild as Bartley Preserve

By Lauren Gibbons The Columbus Dispatch  •  Monday July 28, 2014 5:35 CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio — Nestled among acres of rolling Pickaway County farmland, the newly christened Bartley Preserve stands out. The property, formerly owned by the List family, [...]

August 3rd, 2014|Categories: News|

AOA Supports Permanence of Conservation Easement Tax Deduction

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 277-130 on July 17 to extend the enhanced conservation easement tax incentive and make it permanent. The bill received overwhelming bipartisan support with a majority of Representatives listed as [...]

July 17th, 2014|Categories: News|

Rare Plants at Bartley Preserve

Visitors to the Bartley Preserve this summer are in for a treat as a variety of rare plants are emerging from the dormant seed bank in the glacial potholes! The attached images of Hitler Pond [...]

July 14th, 2014|Categories: News|

Bat Gate Installed at Trimble Community Forest

AOA recently collaborated with ODNR Division of Mineral Resources to identify and secure an abandoned mine opening at our Trimble Community Forest property near Glouster. This property contains several historic coal mines.  The No. 10 [...]

July 13th, 2014|Categories: News|

Land Donations are Worth Preserving – AOA Op-Ed in Columbus Dispatch

AOA Executive Director Steve Fleegal collaborated with the Land Trust Alliance to place an op-ed in the Columbus Dispatch on June 14th in support of making the enhanced conservation easement tax incentive permanent. AOA is [...]

July 13th, 2014|Categories: News|

Mothapalooza Supports AOA With Donation

Approximately 160 people participated in the second annual Mothapalooza conference sponsored by the Ohio Division of Wildlife at Burr Oak State Park Resort the weekend of June 28th. AOA is very grateful to Mothapalooza for [...]

July 13th, 2014|Categories: News|