The Georgia-Alabama Land Trust – Conservation as Legacy
The Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that actively works to conserve and steward land. We are the largest land trust that services the Southeastern region of the United States. Since 1994, our mission has been protecting land for present and future generations.
As of June 2017, we protect over 345,000 acres of natural resources including working farms, forests and wetlands.
Land trusts and conservation easements often help families keep their family farms. Most land trusts are community-, state- or region-based and deeply connected to local needs. They are well-equipped to identify land that offers critical natural habitat as well as land that offers recreational, agricultural and other conservation value.
Protected Areas in Georgia & Alabama
20% Freshwater & Coastal – 30% Forests & Tree Farms – 50% Farms & Plantations
The Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, Inc. is an accredited member of the Land Trust Alliance, a national land trust organization with a mission to “save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America.” The Land Trust Alliance promotes voluntary private land conservation to benefit communities and natural systems–and is the national standard bearer and advocate for more than 1,000 land trusts across America. Read more about the Land Trust Alliance.
On December 31st, 2017, the Chattahoochee Valley Land Trust and the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust merged into a single organization.
Land protection and stewardship activities will continue in much the same as they have for the past decade, both within the Chattahoochee Valley area and throughout the rest of Georgia and Alabama. By merging, a significant amount of time and expense that is otherwise needed to maintain two separate non-profits, will be saved. The reduced cost and increased efficiency will result in more land being protected. In short, the current shared missions of CVLT and GALT – to protect land for present and future generations – will be better achieved by merger.