Expanding Conservation Beyond Our Borders
With 50 years of land and habitat management experience and a mosaic of diverse native habitats on 1,662 acres, Cincinnati Nature Center is establishing the Center for Conservation. The Center will act as a community resource by promoting research, developing education programs and helping people become better stewards of the land in Greater Cincinnati. As the first of its kind in the region, we’ll serve those with an interest in land and water management, applied ecology and environmental research—providing hands-on experience, education and support for students, homeowners, landowners, scientists, researchers, high school and college teachers and professors, land and water managers, municipalities and community partners.
Get involved in the Milkweed to Monarchs initiative!
Renovating Groesbeck Lodge, a 1920s English revival country house at Rowe Woods, will provide offices for the Department of Conservation’s staff and volunteers, as well as space for research labs and group meetings.
Help support the renovation of Groesbeck Lodge for the new Center for Conservation.
Learn more about Phase II of our Capital Campaign by reading The Future Unfolds Campaign Brochure.
Watch a tour of the Center for Conservation under construction!
STEWARDSHIP: To maintain and enhance the Nature Center's lands as a “living laboratory” of biologically diverse native habitats
“The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land.”
—Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, 1949
We embrace Aldo Leopold’s land ethic. One of the Nature Center's primary values is stewardship of the land. We recognize the interdependence of all living things and strive to maintain the web of life by preserving, restoring, and protecting our lands. The Nature Center’s Center for Conservation actively manages 1,662 acres in Clermont County. Our goal for land stewardship is to provide and maintain in perpetuity a mosaic of biodiverse habitats for visitor experience, education and research.
Please contact the Director of the Center for Conservation, Cory Christopher at CChristopher@cincynature.org or (513) 831-1711, ext. 305.