Freshwater Land Trust conserves, connects, and cares for land and water in Central Alabama, creating dynamic green spaces for future generations.

In the simplest terms, we conserve land and build trails so that Alabama’s communities are healthier and happier.

Since 1996, we have worked to con­serve land that is crit­i­cal for the pro­tec­tion of rivers and pro­vide recre­ational oppor­tu­ni­ties for local communities. We work in Bibb, Blount, Choctaw, Coosa, Dallas, Jef­fer­son, Shelby, St. Clair, Tuscaloosa, and Walker coun­ties and are proud to partner with governments, corporations, landown­ers, and community groups to protect our natural environment and to increase public outdoor recre­ational oppor­tu­ni­ties. We are nation­ally accred­ited by the Land Trust Accred­i­ta­tion Com­mis­sion, meeting national stan­dards of excel­lence, upholding the pub­lic trust, and ensuring con­ser­va­tion efforts are permanent.

You can check out our short videos to get a sense of who we are and subscribe to our newsletter to stay in touch.

Want to learn more? Read about our recent work on the Cahaba River and our Jefferson County endangered species tour. You can also explore stories written by local and national media.

Interested in conserving your own land? We offer a variety of conservation services for landowners. Contact our Land Conservation Director, Elizabeth Sims, to start a conversation!

Do you live in Central Alabama? Did you know there are over 129 miles of trails, bike lanes, and connector sidewalks in Jefferson County? Check out our interactive trail map. A big part of our work is expanding this important network, known as the Red Rock Trail System.

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