About the Location
The initial land purchase was a 59 acre tract acquired by The Nature Conservancy to protect Lynx Prairie, a site that was made famous by the legendary botanist E. Lucy Braun. Today, the preserve system is composed of eleven preserves encompassing over 14,000 acres. The preserve system is mostly contiguous area about 14 miles long (north to south) and 5 miles wide (east to west), beginning just south of the small village of Fawcett, Ohio and ending at US Rt. 52 just north of The Ohio River. The majority of the preserve system lies within Brush Creek and Green townships with some parcels in Monroe and Tiffin townships.