Freshwater Land Trust manages over 7,500 acres of land, making us one of the largest owners of private nature preserves in Alabama. With many partners, we’ve protected more than 12,000 acres since 1996.
As an accredited land trust, we monitor our properties annually and whenever possible lead restoration projects. Our goal is to promote clean water, healthy ecosystems, and natural beauty in all that we do.
Conservation Services Overview
Every year, we acquire new conservation land in Alabama by:
- Accepting donations of land and conservation easements from willing landowners
- Establishing mitigation banks with industry partners
- Occasionally purchasing conservation land
When assessing potential land, we consider five conservation priorities:
- Water Quality Protection: Does this land reduce erosion, filter rainwater, or otherwise improve water quality in rivers and streams?
- Biological Conservation: Does this land contain rare plants or animals?
- Recreation Potential: Is this land a good candidate for outdoor recreation?
- Important Connections: Will this land connect existing conservation land and create a larger protected area?
- Community Priorities: Examples include historical sites, alternative transportation routes, and viewsheds
Are you a landowner interested in conserving your land? We can help.