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  • Oak Heritage Conservancy

    We believe the acquisition and protection of natural land and greenspace is important to retain the quality of life in southeastern Indiana.

  • Unique Flora and Fauna in SE Indiana

    Just one shot of the unique flora that populates the Knobstone Escarpment.

  • BioBlitz at Hanover College

    Nine survey teams searched the campus and the adjacent Ohio River for species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, insects and other arthropods.

  • The View from Here

    A view from inside the unique topography of the Knobstone land gift.

  • 2008 Work Day

    Workers enjoy a well-earned lunch during a 2008 work day at Hilltop Farm Nature Preserve

Oak Heritage Conservancy

A local land trust established in 2002, in cooperation with Historic Hoosier Hills RC&D, is a non-profit organization that believes the acquisition and protection of natural land and greenspace is important to retain the quality of life in southeastern Indiana.

Oak Heritage Conservancy protects land in perpetuity by outright purchase, by accepting donations, bequests or conservation easements.  
Conservation easements are legal agreements where a landowner retains ownership of a property, but gives up certain rights, such as the
right to subdivide and develop, ensuring long-term protection of the land. As landowners, OHC will strive to be good stewards.  This involves
controlling invasive plants, removing trash, and completing natural resource inventories, so we understand the needs of each property.

Introduction

In 1816... Southeast Indiana was a land of forested rolling hills, flats and canyons, clear running streams, rocky glades, small farm fields and
rapidly being lost.

Our Mission

To preserve, protect, and conserve land and water resources that have special natural, agricultural, scenic, or cultural significance. OHC will strive to educate the public about the critical importance of honoring land, water, and local culture.

We will help private landowners personally protect their land so future generations can enjoy the rural landscapes of southeastern Indiana.

Calendar

The Oak Heritage Conservancy Board of Directors meets monthly at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. Meetings are usually held at South Ripley Elementary. Members and Visitors are welcome.