Land Trust of North Alabama is exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Funding comes from our members, individuals, foundations, corporations, government agencies, and investments. With folks choosing to protect land and water resources, the Land Trust has protected over 6,200 acres and continues to connect residents and visitors alike with our North Alabama natural heritage.
Your donations help save special North Alabama places, restoring logged forests, studying how to best protect our natural resources, and teaching children and adults about natural North Alabama. Your support can make ALL the difference.
Impact of Your Donations
Your support does make the difference:
- Currently hold or manage property in five of our ten county service area: Madison, Limestone, Jackson, Marshall, Dekalb
- Ongoing management of three ponds (two public fishing ponds, one limited access), 31 known caves, and more than ten miles of creek and river frontage
- Working lands: Agriculture – 121.6 acres, Grazing – 52.51 acres
- Acreage Preserved – 7039 Acres
- Land Trust Fee Simple property – 4734.01 acres (125 individual parcels)
- Land Trust Partner Preserved Property – 1996.99 acres (22 individual parcels)
- Land Trust Conservation Easements – 308 acres
- Nature Conservancy Preserves – 633 Acres with approximately 4.98 miles of trails
- Managed Trails – 70+ miles; 17 primary trailheads with 11 secondary trail entrances
- Trail Care Partners – 10 registered groups/individuals monitoring 16.63 trail miles
Land Trust Accreditation
The Land Trust of North Alabama has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. “The Land Trust of North Alabama’s accredited status demonstrates our commitment to permanent land conservation that benefits the entire community,” said Executive Director Marie Bostick.
In the United States, local citizens and communities have come together to form more than 1,700 land trusts to save the places they love. The Land Trust of North Alabama is one of only 301 land trusts from across the country that have been awarded accreditation.
Each accredited land trust submitted extensive documentation and underwent a rigorous review. “Through accreditation land trusts conduct important planning and make their operations more efficient and strategic,” said Commission Executive Director Tammara Van Ryn. “Accreditation provides the public with an assurance that, at the time of accreditation, land trusts meet high standards for quality and that the results of their conservation work are permanent.”
“As a community we are all proud of the work being done by the Land Trust and this recognition is well deserved. The Land Trust truly adds to the quality of life in Madison County by preserving our natural areas and providing parks, trails, and greenways for our families to enjoy.” – Madison County Chairman Dale W. Strong
“People are drawn to the Huntsville area because of its lush landscapes, mountains and rivers, and the Land Trust of North Alabama is critical in ensuring these vistas and ecologically sensitive areas will be enjoyed by future generations. It is an honor for the Land Trust to be recognized and validated for their outstanding work in conservation. We are most fortunate to have their advocacy in our community.” – Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle
“Congratulations on this tremendous accomplishment! Accreditation is a testament to the outstanding work done by the Land Trust of North Alabama, improving our quality of life and preserving our land and waterways for our citizens.” – Madison Mayor Troy Trulock
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
The mission of the Combined Federal Campaign is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal, and military donors during the campaign season (September to December) to the Land Trust help protect greenspace, fresh water resources, and provide environmental education in North Alabama. CFC donors are enrolled as Land Trust members with full benefits.
The Land Trust of North Alabama has proudly been a part of the Tennessee Valley CFC since 1999.
GuideStar – Exchange Silver Level
Land Trust of North Alabama has received the GuideStar Exchange Silver level, demonstrating our deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability. GuideStar provides information about nonprofits in an online database to promote transparency and reliability. This service helps verify that nonprofit organizations are established and responsible stewards of donor funds. The GuideStar Exchange report on the Land Trust of North Alabama is available to any interested individual who registers at GuideStar.org. The trust of our supporters is invaluable.