(Associated Press) A nature preserve and outdoor education center in Yellow Springs, Ohio has been placed under permanent protection. Two conservation easements have designated the entire 1,000-acre Glen Helen property to be preserved and open to the public indefinitely.
The Tecumseh Land Trust, a nonprofit that preserves land near Dayton, holds two conservation easements for the property and monitors it. Antioch College in Yellow Springs remains the owner of the property.
Officials with the Trust for Public Land Ohio office say the Glen cannot be commercially or residentially developed and its natural resources cannot be extracted.
More than $1.6 million funded the two easements.
The property has a 20-mile network of footpaths and includes a section of the Great.