The Nature Conservancy in Alabama is working to protect the places we call home.
From the Appalachian foothills in North Alabama to the Gulf Coast in the south, The Nature Conservancy in Alabama is working to protect rare and endangered plants and animals, restore watersheds and coastal habitats – not just for the benefit of nature, but for people too.
Impact of The Nature Conservancy in Alabama:
- The Conservancy has set aside over $3 worth of land for every $1 invested by donors. To date in Alabama, the Conservancy has received gifts and grants of $37 million and has protected over 144,000 acres of land valued at $117 million at the time of acquisition.
- Over the past 20 years, the Conservancy played a crucial role in the establishment of Bon Secour, Cahaba River, Mountains Longleaf and Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuges.
- Long regarded as a place worthy of conservation and threatened with a private sale, 12,500 acres around the spectacular Walls of Jericho were purchased by the Conservancy in 2003 and held until Alabama’s Forever Wild program could step in.
- The Conservancy contributed $1,000,000 toward the purchase and protection of 50,000 acres in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta to establish a major preserve in the region.
- The Conservancy’s 2,100-acre tract in Little River Canyon resulted in over 650 acres as an addition to Little River Canyon National Preserve and is the largest addition since the Preserve was established. The remaining 1,500 acres became an addition to the Little River Wildlife Management Area.
- In partnership with the State, the Conservancy purchased 18,000 acres along the Perdido River for longleaf pine restoration and public enjoyment.
- The Conservancy continues to purchase in-holdings in national forests to expand the Pinhoti Trail and other important outdoor recreational amenities.
- The Conservancy plays a leadership role in cooperative prescribed fire programs with public and private partners throughout the Southeast.
- The Conservancy received almost $3M through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to construct 1 ½ miles of oyster reefs in Mobile Bay and Mississippi Sound – the largest oyster reef restoration project in coastal Alabama.
- Joined with many businesses, environmental and other groups to create the Forever Wild Program in 1992 which has protected more than 240,000 acres to date.
We have field staff in Mobile, Birmingham and Paint Rock.
Please direct e-mail to Linda Montgomery, Director of Philanthropy firstname.lastname@example.org or call
(205) 251-1155 extension 125.
You can also reach us at:
The Nature Conservancy in Alabama
2100 1st Avenue North, Suite 500
Birmingham, AL 35203
Our web address is nature.org/alabama
Thank you for your support. Donors like you make our work in Alabama possible.