We are thrilled to have reached the milestone of conserving over 8,000 acres of land in Central Alabama! We are so grateful to all the landowners, board members, donors, and partners who made this possible.
In 2021 alone, we conserved over 400 new acres. This includes:
- 148 acres in the Turkey Creek watershed: helps protect habitat for several critically endangered species, including Vermilion and Rush Darters
- 180 acres in Walker County: conserves important streambanks along the Mulberry and Sipsey Forks, tributaries to the Black Warrior River
- 64 acres in Blount County: protects habitat along the Locust Fork River
- 27 acres in the Powderly neighborhood of Birmingham along Seven Springs: protects endangered Watercress Darter habitat in partnership with landowner Emily Godsey and Black Warrior Riverkeeper (Read more about this property here.)
We are excited to have achieved this milestone, but we aren’t stopping now. Our team is continuing to identify opportunities for conservation. To learn about our conservation efforts and find out how you can conserve your land, check out our conservation webpage.
You can also learn more about how we conserve land and our 8,000-acre milestone in this featured article by Bham Now.