LMC volunteers plant trees along the river and partner with public agencies to restore forest and prairie habitat on LMI preserve lands.

About LMC

The Little Miami Conservancy (LMC) FKA Little Miami, Inc. (LMI), was founded in 1967 as a 501c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration and protection of the Little Miami Wild & Scenic River.

Founding father and Dayton newspaper editor Glenn Thompson brought together fellow conservationists Arthur Morgan, Skeets Fred, and Charles Sawyer to incorporate this historic effort.

Today, with close to 500 families and supporters as LMC members, the organization owns 100 nature preserves along the Little Miami and several  tributaries, preserving over 12% of the Little Miami’s riverfront forests. An additional 41% of the riverfront lands are protected through public and quasi-public ownership.

LMC Volunteers meet regularly to address the ongoing challenges of development and public policy which impact the Little Miami and its future.  A 12 member Board of Trustees meets bimonthly to direct LMI’s efforts.

Historically LMC has successfully used a “win-win” approach to finding the balance between economic development and environmental protection.  Over 95% of the residential development that has come into the Little Miami corridor has adopted conservation plans which include the donation of land and conservation easements along riverfront areas.

LMC maintains a full-time Executive Director and two part-time staff members to support the organization’s ongoing efforts.


LMC protects several new nature preserves along the Little Miami annually.

Join LMC ! Leave Your Legacy Naturally along the Little Miami Wild & Scenic River !

LMC volunteers dedicate a plaque to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Lower Little Miami inclusion into the National Wild & Scenic River System in LMC was instrumental in achieving this historic milestone  in 1980 (see photo below) and promoting the inclusion of the river as Ohio’s first State Scenic river in 1969.

By the Backburners

Contact LMC:

Little Miami Conservancy
209 Railroad Avenue
Loveland, OH  45140

513.965.9344 voice


Text Box:  Wild & Scenic River Conservation Since 1967