Protecting Watersheds

 

The Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, Inc. protects lands in key watersheds in our service area. Conservation easements that we have crafted with our donors and other partners are key to maintaining and improving water and soil quality. Development buffer zones protect watershed and river basin from run off and other harmful water contamination from construction and other land uses.

Significant Preservation

– An easement along the Cahaba River in Alabama now protects 64 rare and imperiled plant and animal species, 13 of which are found nowhere else in the world, The Cahaba River has more fish species at than any other river its size in North America. One of these easements along the Cahaba is home to one of the largest populations of the rare Alabama croton (Croton alabamensis).
– 70 fish species and 21 taxa of snails in the Choccolocco Creek watershed of the Coosa River are now preserved by an easement. The Coosa River watershed, including the Choccolocco watershed, is believed to support the largest number of endangered and threatened species found in any Alabama waterway of comparable size.