Why isn't my/our easement being displayed?

Featured Quick Searches

View easements by Easement Holder

NCED State Reports

  • All States

NCED Partners

The National Conservation Easement Database (NCED) is an initiative of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities. Additional financial support has been provided by the Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation; the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; the Knobloch Family Foundation; the Graham Foundation; the USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry; and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Landscape Conservation Cooperative. TThe NCED team also collaborates with the USGS National Gap Analysis Program (GAP) Protected Areas Database – United States (PAD-US) on data acquisition and standards.

Support the NCED »


State of Ohio and All Easements

Download shapefile of all Ohio easements

Relative number of easements per county

(Derived using an Equal Interval classification scheme)

Number of easements

  • 0
  • 1 – 27
  • 28 – 54
  • 55 – 81
  • 82 – 108
  • 109 – 136
Map

Easements per county   Show/Hide

Note: The data refers to the primary county of each easement based on the area of its sites.

Easements by Easement Holder Type


Total Easements: 1336

Easement Holder Count Acres
Federal 415 20,108
Jointly Held 1 77
Local Government 124 11,727
Non-Governmental Organization 775 73,188
Regional Agency 16 2,152
State 4 491
Unknown Easement Holder 1 2

Easements by Landowner Type


Total Easements: 1336

Landowner Type Count Acres
Federal 2 0
Jointly Owned 1 105
Local Government 129 7,111
Non-Governmental Organization 31 2,371
Private 1,168 97,666
Unknown Landowner 5 493

Easements by Purpose


Total Easements: 1336

Purpose Count Acres
Environmental System 478 27,680
Historic Preservation 1 1
Open Space - Farm 386 62,373
Open Space - Forest 4 495
Open Space - Other 32 1,032
Recreation or Education 28 1,514
Unknown 407 14,649

Easements by Public Access


Total Easements: 1336

Public Access Count Acres
Closed 888 81,843
Open Access 63 4,327
Restricted Access 55 1,529
Unknown 330 20,046

Easements by Acquisition Date


Total Easements: 1191
Show Table of Data
Acquisition Year Count Acres
2013 12 908
2012 52 6,027
2011 89 12,338
2010 63 6,168
2009 99 8,771
2008 33 2,284
2007 106 15,411
2006 88 8,177
2005 76 7,293
2004 71 7,374
2003 92 7,919
2002 51 2,662
2001 66 2,469
2000 50 2,548
1999 71 4,395
1998 47 3,037
1997 46 1,982
1996 55 2,733
1995 2 20
1994 6 79
1993 6 78
1992 1 37
1990 1 4
1989 4 52
1987 1 14
1984 1 76
1980 1 54
1974 1 28
0 145 4,808

Easements by Easement Holder Name (only data available or provided in spatial form)

Easement Holder Count Acres
Appalachia Ohio Alliance 7 516
Ashland County Commissioners 2 130
Athens Conservancy 4 565
Black Swamp Conservancy 79 10,473
Champaign Land Preservation 1 314
City of Cleveland-Park and Rec 1 7
Clay Township 2 395
Cleveland MetroParks 16 251
Cleveland Museum of Natural History 40 770
Columbus Metropolitan Park Board 2 191
Coshocton County SWCD 1 161
Defiance County SWCD 1 277
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (Wetlands America Trust) 3 290
Elizabeth Township Board of Trustees 4 861
Fairfield County Commissioners 10 2,060
Fairfield Soil and Water Conservation District 4 314
Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District 2 101
Friends of Lower Muskingum River 3 590
Fulton County SWCD 1 140
Geauga County Commissioners 2 185
Hiram Township 1 107
Hocking Soil & Water Conservation District 1 128
Holmes County Commissioners 1 167
Killbuck Watershed Land Trust 10 1,666
Lake Metroparks 20 564
Land Conservancy of Hamilton County 13 359
Licking County SWCD 5 957
Licking Land Trust 1 129
Liverpool Township Trustees 4 31
Logan County Land Trust 5 1,338
Madison County Commissioners 3 558
Madison County SWCD 1 371
Marion County Commissioners 2 336
Massie Township Board of Trustees 1 428
Medina County Park District 17 297
Medina/Summit Land Conservancy 1 105
Montgomery Soil and Water Conservation District 1 146
Natural Resources Conservation Service 302 18,690
Ohio Department of Agriculture 1 77
Ohio Department of Natural Resources 3 57
Perry Township 1 81
Philander Chase Corp 11 1,692
Pike County 2 681
Portage County Commissioners 12 1,074
State of Ohio 1 434
Tecumseh Land Trust 29 8,769
The Holden Arboretum 11 511
The Nature Conservancy 9 567
Three Valley Conservation Trust 108 14,506
United States Fish and Wildlife Service 5 39
United States National Park Service 108 1,379
Unknown 1 2
Wayne County Commissioners 7 824
West Central Ohio Land Conservancy 2 72
West Creek Preservation Committee 19 321
Western Reserve Land Conservancy 428 31,603
Western Wildlife Corridor 3 39
Williams County SWCD 1 50
© National Conservation Easement Database - http://www.conservationeasement.us