Goldenseal Sanctuary

The United Plant Savers’ 360-acre Botanical Sanctuary sits in the Appalachian Foothills of Southeastern Ohio. Thanks to optimal soil conditions and unique topography, the Sanctuary is a refuge for wild medicinal plants which occur in abundance throughout the property. Historically known as “Paynes Woods”, what is today the UpS Sanctuary was known by many who lived near to it at the turn of the century as the best place to collect medicinal plants. The sanctuary also offers several acres of restored prairie, reclaimed mine land, ponds and fields to provide visitors the opportunity to see several ecosystems and a wide-ranging variety of herbs and trees. Over 5 miles of foot trails allow visitors to learn about and see firsthand these herbs and trees flourishing in their natural environment.

At A Glance

  • Region
    North America
  • Country
    United States
  • Area
    Southeast Ohio
  • Latitude
    39° 2′ 43.3392″ N
  • Longitude
    82° 7′ 49.3896″ W
  • Ecosystem
    Mixed mesophytic forest, floodplain forest, meadow, old pasture and reclaimed strip mine
  • Cultural Scope
    Appalachian culture