Conservation

Natural Treasures Protected Forever

Acquisition of land is the first critical step in protecting North Alabama’s great natural places. Once land has been acquired, the Land Trust and our partners begin the never-ending work of ensuring that these acres have the proper care to thrive. Learn how you can Volunteer and Support the Land Trust to make this important work possible. And read about our current projects below.

Land Trust Preserved Property 

8824 Acres preserved in 6 counties (Madison, Limestone, Jackson, Marshall, Dekalb, Colbert)

15+ miles of creek and river frontage saved

At least 31 known caves protected

14 working properties (297 acres): Agriculture / Grazing 

105 Named Trails = 70+ miles with 23 trail entrances maintained

Current Projects

Critical Connections: Preserving Monte Sano

With your support, the Land Trust has preserved a .98 wooded lot located directly above Bankhead Trailhead, expanding Monte Sano Nature Preserve to enhance wildlife habitat and space for outdoor recreation. Thank you!

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Critical Connections: River to the Gap

Envision a permanently preserved corridor of life from the Tennessee River to Blevins Gap. Envision a natural place that connects us through trails and provides a migration corridor and habitat for wildlife to safely travel and flourish. 

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Singing River Trail

Land Trust of North Alabama, in partnership with the Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments and the regional Committee of 100, has begun the process of envisioning a 70-mile Singing River Trail that would connect communities and residents of North Alabama from Huntsville to Madison to Decatur to Athens. We’ll continue to share details about the project as they become available. See the Final Master Plan at singingrivertrail.com.


Huntsville Greenway Master Plan

The City of Huntsville has partnered with Land Trust of North Alabama to revise and expedite a master greenway plan for pedestrian connectivity across the City of Huntsville. The BIG Picture planning process revealed that citizens, businesses, and planners expect greenways to offer a mix of safe commuter routes as well as connections for recreation and play.  The Land Trust agreement includes assistance with greenway planning preparation and mapping, identifying funding sources – philanthropic as well as grant applications – and working with landowners on acquisition.

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