Protecting Wetlands

We hold conservation easements on dozens of properties across Georgia and Alabama
with the specific goal of ensuring that these sites remain sustainable wetland ecosystems.

– One of the long-standing goals under the Clean Water Act (passed in 1972 and amended in ’77 and ’87) is to achieve no net loss of our nation’s wetlands and other aquatic resources.

– A tool used to achieve this no net loss goal is the protection of existing high-quality stream and wetland sites under threat as well as the restoration of degraded stream and wetland sites to their former, highly functioning condition.

– The Georgia-Alabama Land Trust holds easements on dozens of properties across Georgia and Alabama which have been protected, restored or enhanced with the specific goal of ensuring these sites remain highly functioning stream and/or wetland ecosystems, according to the goal of no net loss.