Current Projects

Critical conservation and stewardship opportunities in our community

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. Read below about our current projects and needs. 

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Pollinator Garden at Blevins Gap

Development of a Pollinator Garden has begun at Blevins Gap Nature Preserve on Cecil Ashburn. Thanks to support from The Bakken Family, the large grassy area adjacent to the trailhead overlook will be transformed into a native wildflower garden with the goal of providing food and habitat for pollinators (birds, butterflies, bees, and other insects). This space will also be used to engage the community through a variety of education programs, sharing the importance of fostering a healthy pollinator population. 

Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve

This breathtaking property southwest of Tuscumbia offers hiking trails created by original owners and caretakers Jim and Faye Lacefield, who donated the property to the Land Trust of North Alabama in February 2023. Plan a visit or help support the continued maintenance and protection of this special piece of North Alabama.

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River to the Gap Vision

Envision a permanently preserved corridor of life from the Tennessee River to Blevins Gap, connecting us through trails and providing a migration corridor and habitat for wildlife. 

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Singing River Trail

Land Trust of North Alabama is proud to support The Singing River Trail, a proposed 200+ mile greenway system to strengthen regional bonds, and create new health and wellness, educational, economic, tourism, and entrepreneurial opportunities for the people and communities of North Alabama.

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. 

Greenway Master Plan