Oxbow, Inc.

Oxbow, Inc is a non-profit 501(c)(3) land trust governed by a volunteer, non-paid Board of Trustees

Function: Preserve, protect, and improve the flood plain wetland at the mouth of the Great Miami River -- This is an active process that requires land acquisition, land management, and dedication to constant diligence in this stewardship

Highest priority to the preservation of the migratory stop over and resting area -- The Oxbow is a flood plain wetland with several permanent lakes, ponds and marsh areas. The main purpose for the existence of Oxbow, Inc. is to preserve the area as a wetland functioning as a major migratory stopover for a large variety of migratory birds, particularly waterfowl and shorebirds, and as a resting/roosting area for a wide variety of waterfowl and wading birds during the summer and fall months. In winter, the area serves as a hunting ground for raptors and a resting area for wintering waterfowl.

Active land management is required to preserve the Oxbow Area -- In order to preserve the function of the Oxbow the land must be actively managed. Land management tools such as agriculture, limited burns, control of noxious plants and destructive wildlife may be necessary to preserve the function of the Oxbow area.

Multiple uses can coexist within the nature conservancy -- Fishing, hunting, birding, and other activities associated with the enjoyment of nature can coexist in the Oxbow area. Not all uses can be accommodated in every area but through creative management the Oxbow can support a variety of uses while maintaining its main function as a wetland preservation and wildlife conservation area.

Accessibility to all encourages ownership and participation -- Members, sponsors, visitors and others dedicated to protection of the environment need to feel close to the Oxbow and to be able to view and participate in the experience provided by interactions with the Oxbow area. Persons with limited mobility should also have the opportunity enjoy the Oxbow experience.

The Oxbow is a source of knowledge -- The Oxbow is a classroom for teaching all generations about ecology and the close interaction between wildlife and their habitats. Educational activities for children and adults will bring knowledge to new generations that they may also be encouraged to preserve the natural world. It serves as a model of how a group of dedicated individuals can have a significant impact on the environment by working together with farmers, land owners, businesses, local and state governments, regulatory agencies, and other environmental organizations (both profit and non-profit) to achieve a success.

Contact Oxbow, Inc.

P.O. Box 4172
Lawrenceburg, Indiana  47025
Phone: 513-851-9835


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Dearborn County, Indiana
  • Hamilton County, Ohio

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