Protected Lands

Athens Land Trust currently protects over 17,010 acres through conservation easements and fee simple donations in Athens-Clarke County and 35 other counties in Georgia. This land consists of working family farmland and forest, wetlands, neighborhood open space, and scenic vistas.

ALT works with landowners to protect ecologically rich areas, working farmland, and scenic areas in Georgia. Protecting natural areas sustains critical ecosystem products such as clean air and water, wildlife habitat, biodiversity, water supply and productive soils. These natural commodities provide a wide array of benefits to humans and wildlife and create the foundation for environmental and economic sustainability.