Current Projects

Critical conservation and stewardship opportunities in our community

Your support not only saves North Alabama’s great natural places but also provides these acres with the proper care to thrive. Through outdoor recreation and environmental education, we ensure people have opportunities to know and love nature, establishing a continued legacy of conservation.

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Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve

Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve is a  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. Support the continued maintenance and protection of this special piece of North Alabama by making a donation.

A donor has pledged to match up to $100,000 in donations for Cane Creek Canyon received by the end of 2023. 


Cane Creek Canyon 2023


Tollgate Greenway

Help create a paved, multi-use greenway on Monte Sano to provide pedestrians and bikers a safe, scenic route to travel on the western slope of the mountain while also providing access to nature for people with limited mobility who cannot utilize our natural trails

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Tollgate Greenway

Pollinator Garden at Blevins Gap

We are currently developing a Pollinator Garden at Blevins Gap Nature Preserve on Cecil Ashburn. Thanks to support from The Bakken Family, the area adjacent to the trailhead overlook is being 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. 


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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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