Ashcroft Woods Conservation Area
Rome, Ohio 44085
Making Green Connections (Western Reserve Land Conservancy) webpage
Also, see Grand River-Upper Important Bird Area
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Tips for birding Ashcroft Woods Conservation Area
Ashcroft Woods is open dawn to dusk June 1 thru September 15. Closed September 16 thru May 31.
When insects are out, carry insect repellent for your visit.
From Thomas Reiter
About Ashcroft Woods Conservation Area
The Grand River, which flows through portions of Ashtabula, Trumbull, Lake and Geauga counties, drains the most biologically diverse watershed flowing into Lake Erie in the United States or Canada. Thirty-three of the river’s 99 miles are protected by the Grand River Partnership, a collection of more than 30 conservation organizations working in the watershed.
The Western Reserve Land Conservancy has helped preserve a number of tracts, including the Land Conservancy-owned 883-acre Ashcroft Woods property, along the Grand River corridor near Orwell in Ashtabula County. Other permanently protected properties in the corridor include Palister State Nature Preserve, Rome State Nature Preserve, the Orwell State Wildlife Area and The Nature Conservancy’s 1,300-acre Morgan Swamp Preserve.
The results of the land-protection efforts have been startling, both in terms of wildlife diversity and water quality, according to Scott Hill, a Land Conservancy field director.
“The Grand River riparian corridor is the yardstick by which all Lake Erie streams are measured,” Hill said.
The Ashcroft Woods property was acquired in two stages. The second phase of the project, which was completed in 2010, connected two sections of protected riparian acreage on the Grand River to create a four-mile stretch of permanently preserved land.
From Making Green Connections (Western Reserve Land Conservancy) webpage
No restroom facilities.