Winton and Westmark Woods Forest Preservation Project

Project Profile

Project Location

Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Operator

Cardinal Land Conservancy

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Project Contact

Jack Stenger, Land Manager,

Cardinal Land Conservancy (“Cardinal”) is protecting 37 acres of forest across two properties on the north side of Cincinnati, Ohio. By enrolling the properties in a carbon project, Cardinal aims to increase access to green spaces for under-resourced communities, protect natural forest communities and habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife, and support open space conservation in a highly populated area.

The Winton Preserve and Westmark Woods Forest Preservation Project consists of 65- and 95-year-old, old growth stands. The forest is classified as mixed-mesophytic, and the canopy consists of more than twenty species of trees, including a mix of maple, oak, hickory, sycamore, and beech. At the Westmark parcel, there are larger “wolf trees” throughout the property, including a 62-inch DBH (diameter at breast height) sycamore and a 44.5-inch DBH white oak. The project area is zoned for residential development. As part of the carbon project, Cardinal will record a deed restriction to preserve this high-quality forest.

Cardinal plans to provide free public access to both preserves by creating a natural-surface nature trail in each. Both preserves can be accessed by pedestrians from public sidewalks and are within a quarter mile of public bus stops. This will increase the opportunity for the surrounding communities to experience the health and wellness benefits that passive recreation in a natural area can provide.

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