THE GEORGIA-ALABAMA LAND TRUST

Conservation as Legacy

The Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, Inc. is a nonprofit conservation organization that actively works to protect and steward land. We are the largest land trust that services the Southeastern region of the United States. Since 1994, our mission has been protecting land for present and future generations.

Land trusts and conservation easements often help families keep their family farms. Most land trusts are community-, state- or region-based and deeply connected to local needs. They are well-equipped to identify land that offers critical natural habitat as well as recreational, agricultural and other ecological value.

Educational Seminars

Georgia-Alabama Land Trust has experienced staff members available to speak on a variety of conservation issues to enhance your meetings, conferences, or seminars. Their presentations can be customized to inform both public and private audiences. For more information, or if you would like to host, sponsor, or speak at a GALT event, please contact Katherine Eddins at 256-447-1006 or katherine@galandtrust.org.

UPCOMING SEMINARS


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September 17-18, 2019

Conservation Easements for Forest Landowners and their Advisers, Merry Acres Inn & Event Center Albany, GA.

This 1 ½ day course features sustainable protection agreements for “working forest” land and conservation easement updates.

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September 24, 2019

Conservation Easements: Legal, Appraisal, Accounting, and Ethical Issues

This course addresses legal, appraisal, accounting, and ethical issues that can arise with the creation and management of conservation easements. Recent case law will be discussed. Continuing Education credits, including Ethics.

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September 26, 2019

Conservation Easements: Legal, Appraisal, Accounting, and Ethical Issues

This is the Birmingham presentation of the easement course held in Atlanta on September 24 (see Sept. 24 event description). Continuing Education credits, including Ethics. Sponsorship provided by GALT and the Alabama Chapter of the American Institute of Appraisers.

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October 10, 2019

Conservation Easements and Land Trusts: Recent Legal Developments, Ethics, and Professionalism

Get ethics and professionalism hours and recent case law updates on conservation easements over a late lunch.

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MORE FUN, FAMILY AND FUNDRAISING EVENTS:

October 20, 2019

7th Annual RayDay

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation sponsors this family-oriented day of discovery about sustainability. Food trucks, children’s activities, and eco-education. Come meet our GALT representatives, make connections, and join in the conversation at this zero waste event. Tickets are free but registration is required.

November 7, 2019

GALT Tower Shoot

Good food, a 5-Stand for warming up, “money birds,” and prize drawings, all in support of GALT’s conservation efforts.

And Much More…

We are committed to developing events and programs that will engage and inform the public. These events range from informative programs to simple walks in the woods. We believe in creating a wide variety of experiences that can further connect people to their natural...

GALT UPDATES

As of December, 2018, we protect over
over 380,000 acres
of natural resources including working farms, forsts and welands.

Protected Areas in Georgia and Alabama:

·  20% freshwater & Coastal  ·  30% forests & tree farms  ·  50% farms and planations

Georgia-Alabama Land Trust Map of conservation areas

RECENT NEWS

Longleaf Pine

We're Growing in 2019 Weather conditions in early February enabled our Land Manager Drew Ruttinger to begin planting longleaf pine seedlings on a 191-acre conservation tract in Long County, Georgia near Fort Stewart. The Southern Coastal Plains ecoregion,...

Our Progress in 2018

Progress on our mission of protecting land for present and future generations in 2018 Freshwater Corridors In both Alabama and Georgia, we added more miles of protection to important river corridors such as the Cahaba, the Conasauga, and the...

Land Trust Accreditation Renewal

Notice: Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, Inc. Announces Application for Renewal of Land Trust Accreditation through the Land Trust Alliance Stakeholder Notification/Public Notice The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet...

An Accredited Conservation Organization

The Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, Inc. is an accredited member of the Land Trust Alliance, a national land trust organization with a mission to “save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America.” Since 1982, The Land Trust Alliance has actively promoted voluntary private land preservation to benefit communities and natural systems. The LTA is the national standard bearer and an advocate for more than 1,000 land trusts across America. Read more about the Land Trust Alliance

Georgia-Alabama Land Trust has experienced staff members available to speak on a variety of conservation issues to enhance your meetings, conferences, or seminars. Their presentations can be customized to inform both public and private audiences. For more information, or if you would like to host, sponsor, or speak at a GALT event, please contact Debra Pitt at 256-447-1006 or dpitt@galandtrust.org.