GALT 2019 Continuing Education Seminars and Events

September 17-18, 2019

Conservation Easements for Forest Landowners and their Advisors

Merry Acres Inn & Event Center
Albany, GA

Co-sponsored by GALT and UGA’s Warnell School of Continuing Education, this 1 ½ day course features sustainable protection agreements for “working forest” land and conservation easement updates. Continuing Education credits, including Ethics. 

Register online at

For more information, contact Ingvar Elle at 706-583-0566 or e-mail him at

September 24, 2019

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

Trees Atlanta, Kendeda Center
Atlanta, GA

9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., including lunch

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.

For more information, contact Debra Pitt
at 256-447-1006
or email her at

September 26, 2019

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

Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
Birmingham, AL

11:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., including lunch, and followed by reception.

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.

 Register online at:
For more information, contact Pam Paulk at 205-835-0808, or email her at

October 20, 2019

7th Annual RayDay

Serenbe Inn Meadow
Chattahoochee Hills, GA

 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 pm.

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 at

November 7, 2019

GALT Tower Shoot


WC Bradley Farms
Omaha, GA


 (Rain Date November 14)

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

  For more information, contact Debra Pitt at 256-447-1006 or email her at


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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.

Duck Derby on Terrapin Creek: a succcess!

The 6th Annual Duck Derby on Terrapin Creek was a great success-- featuring music and entertainment  (live remote with Steve Stephens of WVOK 97.9),  Environmental Education booths, free hot dogs and drinks, courtesy of WM Grocery, and lots of family fun. Proceeds...

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,...

Conservation As Legacy

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

Protected Areas in Georgia & Alabama

Georgia-Alabama Land Trust Map of conservation areas

20% Freshwater & Coastal – 30% Forests & Tree Farms – 50% Farms & Plantations

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