Land Conservation

Athens Land Trust currently holds conservation easements protecting 13,505.02 acres in Athens-Clarke County and 25 other counties in Georgia. This land consists of working family farmland and forest, wetlands, neighborhood open space, and scenic vistas.

 Turkey Bluff in 2013 a Conservation Easement was created to preserve 502 acres in Screven County, Georgia. The easement contains 3 miles of frontage along the Brier Creek, with cypress trees, black water swamps ans 170 acres of oak hickory forest.

Turkey Bluff, Screven County

Rattlesnake Ranch

Rattlesnake Ranch, Morgan County

Land Protected By ALT

ALT works with landowners to protect ecologically rich areas, working farmland, and scenic areas in Georgia. Protecting natural areas sustains critical ecosystem products such as clean air and water, wildlife habitat, biodiversity, water supply and productive soils. These natural commodities provide a wide array of benefits to humans and wildlife and create the foundation for environmental and economic sustainability. ALT currently protects 13,505.02 acres of land through conservation easements – a common land protection tool.

Land trusts are playing a growing role in the field of land and natural resource protection. In fact, more than 47 million acres in the United States are protected by land trusts, according to the 2010 National Land Trust Census.

The Land Trust Accreditation Program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.

For more information, please contact:

Conservation Coordinator
Dyan Holt
dyan@athenslandtrust.org

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