Today, as we see the effects of urban sprawl growing closer to Oxford, we give thanks to the vision of President Paul Pearson, the continuing support of the Board of Trustees, the ongoing conservation efforts of the Bachelor Reserve and Other Areas Committee and the donors whose gifts made this greenbelt sanctuary a reality.
The Bachelor Reserve and Other Natural Areas Committee
This Committee, chaired by Dr. Douglas H. Taylor, reports to the President of the University, and is responsible for oversight and management of the Natural Areas.
Dr. Michelle D. Boone - Associate Professor, Biology
Amanda Bentley Brymer - Curator, Silvoor Preserve
Vinny Cirrito - Landscape Architect/Designer, Miami University
Dr. Thomas Crist – Vice Chairman, Director, Institute for Environment and Sustainability
Dr. Hardy Eshbaugh - Professor of Botany, Retired
Sam Fitton - Bureau of Land Management
Dr. David L. Gorchov - Professor Biology
John F Keegan - Green House Manager; Biology Instructor
Dr. Richard E. Lee Jr. - University Distinguished Professor, Biology
Jim Reid - Field Manager, Natural Areas
Dr. Ann Rypstra - University Distinguished Professor; /Director, Ecology Research Center
Dr. Douglas H. Taylor - Chairman, Batchelor Preserve and Other Natural Areas Committee
Mrs. Holly D. Wissing - Co-Curator - Natural Areas Butterfly Garden