About the Heartland Earthworks Conservancy
The Heartland Earthworks Conservancy is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
What We Do
Heartland Earthworks Conservancy is a group of archaeologists, conservationists, and enthusiasts who volunteer their time to do what they can to preserve ancient earthworks in southern Ohio.
- Advance the preservation and protection of Native American earthwork sites in the Hopewell Heartland.
- Acquire real estate and conservation easements for the purpose of preserving ancient earthworks.
- Manage earthworks to preserve their cultural, archaeological and natural integrity.
- Educate the public about ancient earthworks, their importance and how to protect them.
- Sponsor and conduct scientific surveys of earthworks.
- Support and partner with other organizations with compatible missions.
Board of Trustees Members
- Jarrod Burks, Director of Archaeological Geophysics, Ohio Valley Archaeology, Inc.
- William S. Dancey, Emeritus Associate Professor of Anthropology, Ohio State University
- Robert Genheimer, George Rieveschl Curator of Archaeology, Cincinnati Museum Center
- John E. Hancock, Professor of Architecture, U.C. & Project Co-Director, The Ancient Ohio Trail
- Aaron Rourke, President, Rivers Unlimited
- Al Tonetti, Cultural Resources Specialist, ASC Group, Inc.
Board of Trustees Advisors
- Robert N. Drake, Of Counsel, Reese, Pyle, Drake & Meyer, P.P.L.
- Bradley T. Lepper, Curator of Archaeology, Ohio History Connection