Land Conservation

Athens Land Trust currently protects over 16,485 acres through conservation easements and fee simple donations in Athens-Clarke County and 35 other counties in Georgia. This land consists of working family farmland and forest, wetlands, neighborhood open space, and scenic vistas.

Bear Creek Easement Bibb Easement Bowden Park Easement Brent Dooly Easement Bryant Easement Burdett Easement Camden Maryfield Easement Chase Street Easement Five Acre Woods Easement Foxhall Farms Easement Green Easement Hatmaker Easement Hiawassee Easement Hillsman Farm Easement Hinton Easement Jordan Easement Kenney Ridge Easement Langdale Easement Lexington Lake Easement Lightwood Properties Easement Longleaf Preserve Lost Mountain Easement Martin  Easement McLeod Easement McLeod Farms Easement Meriwether Easement Milford Hills Easement Mitchell Farm Easement Mount Burton Easement Odom Easement Pharr Easement Pinecrest Easement Powers-Breedlove Farm Easement Presidents Park Easement, 2.52 acres Pritchard Farm Easement, 19 acres Quail Preserve Rattlesnake Ranch Round Bowl Spring Easement Shelnutt Farm Easement Sheth Easement Sheth-Carnersville Easement Stangle Easement Stephens Easement Stripling Easement Tallassee Easement Turkey Bluff Easement Wiley Farm Easement Winder Property York Easement York-Hancock Easement
Presidents Park Easement, 2.52 acres
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 16,485 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 Director
Krisztian Varsa

Conservation Coordinator
Dyan Holt