Three become one strong voice 

Three Southwest Ohio land trusts are merged into one:

  • The Land Conservancy of Hamilton County, Ohio

  • Clinton County Open Lands, Inc.

  • Southern Ohio Farmland Preservation Association

Strategic Conservation Partner: Cincinnati Nature Center





Landowner Intent to Apply Form

For the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) 2019 Clean Ohio Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP)

2017 Annual Report

Cardinal Land Conservancy spent 2017 working hard for land preservation in southwest Ohio.  Highlights include the addition of natural area preserves - Todd's Fork and Kope Hollow.  Further, we continued our work to save a Hamilton County farm - Carriage House Farm - from becoming a gravel mine.   We added one part-time staff person, Anna Carlson, and she has helped us tremendously with our application to become an Accredited Land Trust.  It is so refreshing to work with someone who actually likes organizing, filing, and paperwork!  Cardinal is proud to announce that we underwent a financial audit and that the CPA we worked with was able to report that we adhere to financial best practices. Finally we welcomed Jim Meyer and Garett Feldkamp to the Board, and gave our heartfelt thanks to Tim Mara and Jess Campbell for their board service.

See full Annual Report and Financial Report:

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Read August 2018 Newsletter

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Read September 2018 Newsletter

Land Preservation

The Land Conservancy holds many conservation easements and nature sanctuaries.


Determine today what happens to your land in the future                             


Joining CLC may be the best investment in your future you will ever make.