Big or small, Alabama land trusts increasingly are meeting the needs of their communities through partnerships, engagement and outreach.
That’s about 348,377 football fields!
Alabama land trusts are community-led and supported and protect lands and waters that help the entire state.
36 years old (1986)
16 years old (2006)
32 years old
Acre by acre, land trusts are helping to conserve Alabama lands, waters and ways of life.
Disclaimer: Land trusts conserve land in many different ways and every project is unique. Category totals may change depending on how acres are reported by survey respondents to reflect the most current data and minimize double-counting. In some instances, the total may be greater than the sum of the separate categories due to organizations that provided total acres not broken down by category.
This information reflects data collected in the National Land Trust Census, the longest-running comprehensive survey of private land conservation in America. Learn more about the Census and see which land trusts participated in the 2020 National Land Trust Census.
Land trusts across the state are helping find solutions to some of Alabama's most pressing issues.
Providing access for all: The accredited Freshwater Land Trust joined 19 organizations to form the group Champions for Health, organizations and agencies working together to improve the health of Jefferson County. The group create a 750-mile master plan for a network of greenways, bike and pedestrian paths and trails to improve the environmental, economic and social well-being of the community while promoting healthy lifestyles.Read more
Addressing community needs: The accredited Land Trust of North Alabama partnered with Downtown Huntsville, Inc. and Downtown Charitable Fund to provide temporary employment to service industry workers from downtown Huntsville businesses who had been displaced due to the economic fallout of COVID-19.Read more
Land Trust Alliance member land trusts, listed below, commit to adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices as their guiding principles.