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Article: Bruns Beechflats Swamp

From Arc Newsletter, 2021. Fort Hill boasts a stunning natural area 1600 acres in size, sheltering one of the largest and oldest contiguous forests in all of Ohio. Some of the woodlands may actually be considered authentic old growth – forests that have not been disturbed since the early days of European settlement. Fort Hill protects an estimated 800 species of plants within its borders, an outstanding representation of the rich temperate deciduous forest that once covered most of the Eastern United States. Roughly 400 of the 1600 acres making up the preserve region were acquired through the efforts of the Arc of Appalachia. The land within the traditional park boundaries of Fort Hill are owned by the Ohio History Connection, and managed by the Arc on their behalf. Read More