Forest Conservancy Limited is dedicated to protecting and incorporating vulnerable in-holding lands within Ohio's Wayne National Forest, in-holding lands within State Wildlife and Natural Areas, and the conservation of other unique Natural Lands in Southern Ohio that would be otherwise subject to development, subdivision, and exploitation. An "in-holding" is parcel of privately held land surrounded by a public preserve or conservation area. These key parcels of land are purchased when available on the open market, and held until such time as the permanent steward can procure the funds for purchase and incorporation into public State or Federal lands. Forest Conservancy thus serves as a conservation bank to quickly secure conservation opportunities that would otherwise be lost. Acquisition funds are limited, so not all of these lands can be protected.