As you travel east through Adams County in south-central Ohio, the rugged hills of the Allegheny Plateau abruptly rise above the countryside. Here sprawls one of the most biologically diverse collections of natural systems in the Midwestern United States. The Nature Conservancy and Cincinnati Museum Center own and manage a series of eleven preserves, called the Edge of Appalachia Preserve System. The preserve offers three public access areas: Buzzardroost Rock, Lynx Prairie, and The Wilderness.
Chris Bedel, Preserve Director, has been with Cincinnati Museum Center since 1985.
He graduated from Xavier University with a BFA in 1985 and holds an AS from Shawnee University (1993). Upon graduation from Xavier he started in the museum’s Exhibits Department as an exhibit designer and moved to the museum’s preserve system in Adams County, Ohio to assume the Preserve Director role in 1992
Please join Chris Bedel, as he presents the "Edge of Appalachia", and learn more about this fantastic nature preserve system.