Richard and Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserveupdated: May 2014

OK, you're not there yet. But did you know that just 75 miles east of Cincinnati you can find a 16,000-acre nature preserve of global importance? One of the most bio-diverse natural areas in the region? It is the Richard and Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve System and, located in Adams County, Ohio, it is one of the largest privately owned preserves east of the Mississippi. The name comes from the location on the western flank or "edge" of the Appalachian Escarpment. It consists of eleven unique preserves including: Ohio Brush Creek, Cedar Falls, The Wilderness, Buzzardroost Rock, Red Rock, Lynx Prairie, Cave Hollow, Hanging Prairie, Germany Hill Prairie, Abner Hollow and the Rieveschl Preserves. Four of these sites have been recognized as National Natural Landmarks—a testimony to their national significance and ecological importance. Museum Center has been working with our collaborative partner, The Ohio Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, to protect these areas for more than 50 years.

Contact Richard and Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve

Chris Bedel
Preserve Director
3223 Waggoner Riffle Rd
C/o Cincinnati Museum Center
West Union, Ohio  45693-9784
Phone: (937) 544-2880


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