Black Fork Forest Preserve Wetland Restoration Project

The Black Fork Wetlands Restoration restores over 150 acres of active farmland on a 478-acre property owned by Natural Areas Land Conservancy (NALC) in Mifflin Township, Richland County. The project creates approximately 85 acres of wetland and 75 acres of native upland habitat within the Mohican River watershed. This project reverts hydric soils to wetlands in order to sequester nutrients from surrounding agriculture runoff and trap nutrients and sediment before entering the Black Fork of the Mohican River. It also creates a new wetland buffer along 4,220 linear feet of a tributary that flows directly into the Black Fork of the Mohican River.

Project Size: 153 acres

Partner: Western Reserve Land Conservancy