Freshwater Land Trust manages over 7,700 acres of land, making us one of the largest owners of private nature preserves in Alabama. With many partners, we have protected more than 11,000 acres since 1996. As an accredited land trust by the Land Trust Alliance, we monitor our properties annually and actively manage our land to sustain healthy rivers, forests, and wildlife habitats.

Stewardship Overview

Our stewardship works falls into three broad categories:

  • Monitoring and managing our land, using a variety of management techniques
  • Protecting endangered species and wildlife habitat through land acquisition and restoration
  • Providing public access to our conservation land whenever possible, through places like Wildwood Preserve and guided hikes and tours