The Freshwater Land Trust is a nonprofit organization whose mission is the acquisition and stewardship of lands that enhance water quality and preserve open space. Since 1996, we have worked to acquire, conserve, and connect lands that are critical for the protection of rivers and streams and that provide recreational opportunities for the community.
The Freshwater Land Trust owns and manages more than 5,000 acres, making it one of the largest owners of private nature preserves in the state of Alabama. With our many partners, we have helped protect more than 10,000 acres throughout Central Alabama.
The Freshwater Land Trust is based in Birmingham, Alabama and works to preserve the places that matter in Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Walker and Tuscaloosa counties. The Freshwater Land Trust is a nationally accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, a mark of distinction that indicates it meets national standards for excellence, upholds the public trust and ensures conservation efforts are permanent. With a dedicated Board of Directors and trained staff, the Freshwater Land Trust is well equipped to use its extensive conservation toolbox to assist landowners interested in preserving their land’s conservation values, such as family farms and working forests, scenic views, historical sites, public recreation, and natural habitats for rare plants and animals.