Southington Forest Preserve

Project Profile

Project Location

Trumbull County, Ohio

Project Operator

West Creek Conservancy

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Project Contact

Brett Rodstrom, Director of Conservation,

West Creek Conservancy is protecting 38 acres of mature, upland hardwood forest within a larger 43-acre property in Southington Township, Trumbull County, OH.  By enrolling the property in a carbon project, West Creek Conservancy aims to protect at-risk forest resources to promote watershed health and expand public greenspace access.

The Southington Forest Preserve is a mix of impressive upland hardwoods including hickory, oaks, beech, and sugar maples. The property lies right along US Route 422 and is zoned primarily for commercial use, with a smaller section also zoned residential/agriculture. As part of the carbon project, West Creek Conservancy will record a deed restriction to permanently preserve this high-quality forested in perpetuity. Protecting these trees will protect an important buffer to the headwaters of the State Wild and Scenic Grand River, which is an important part of the natural heritage of Northeast Ohio.

West Creek Conservancy will also integrate the property into the organization’s guided nature hike series to promote public access and appreciation for the area’s natural resources. Revenue generated from the sale of carbon credits will support West Creek Conservancy’s ongoing stewardship and management of the property, as well as protection of additional forested carbon resources within the conservation organization’s service area.

More information coming soon.

More information coming soon.