We believe the acquisition and protection of natural land and greenspace is important to retain the quality of life in southeastern Indiana.
Just one shot of the unique flora that populates the Knobstone Escarpment.
Nine survey teams searched the campus and the adjacent Ohio River for species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, insects and other arthropods.
A view from inside the unique topography of the Knobstone land gift.
Workers enjoy a well-earned lunch during a 2008 work day at Hilltop Farm Nature Preserve
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.
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.
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.
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.