Conservation in the Southeast
The Southeast encompasses rich and varied landscapes — shorelines and marshes, islands and bayous, rivers and farmland, gorges and mountains. These landscapes offer so much! They provide vital wildlife habitats, fertile farm country, extraordinary historic sites, unique cultural areas, biodiversity hotspots and exceptional scenic beauty.
But they’re going fast. The Southeast is the fastest developing region in the United States. In response, people have been working with land trusts to save special landscapes while we still can. Over 170 land trusts are now active in the 12 states and two territories of the Southeast region, and they have nearly doubled the pace of land conservation since 2010.
This region consists of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, and the U.S.Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Thanks to these land trusts, thousands of special places will be there for us and for coming generations — like the beloved Angel Oak Tree in Charleston, the stunning Roan Highlands along the Appalachian Trail, the view from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, vast restored floodplains in Louisiana and a bioluminescent lagoon in Puerto Rico.
Alliance Southeast Programs
The Land Trust Alliance is committed to helping land trusts across the Southeast achieve excellence, so they can protect more land, protect it well and protect it forever.
Our Southeast program focuses on building organizational strength, supporting accreditation efforts, training land trust personnel and fostering collaboration. We offer:
- Newsletter: monthly e-mails with news, updates, success stories and info on upcoming events and trainings
- Conference: our annual gathering for learning and networking — like Rally but close to home and focused on the Southeast
- Grants: assessing your organization, accreditation prep and conservation planning
- Assessments: guidance identifying organizational strengths and weaknesses and getting ready for the accreditation process
- Training: workshops and webinars, as well as customized technical assistance
- Resources: case studies, reports, guides and more, accessed through The Learning Center
- Ask an Expert: monthly conference calls for land trust staff by land trust staff
Get in Touch
Connect with the land trust community in the Southeast: