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Southern Conservation Trust Earns National Accreditation


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Southern Conservation Trust proudly announces it has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.


“Southern Conservation Trust’s accredited status demonstrates our commitment to permanent land conservation that benefits the entire community,” says Pam Young, Executive Director. “Our land trust is a stronger organization today having gone through the rigorous accreditation program.”

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs to ensure they meet those quality standards. To learn more about the accreditation program, visit Land Trust Alliance .

“We are proud to display the accreditation seal but even more proud of the diligence our volunteer board put forth to achieve this prestigious goal,” shares Dr. Tami Morris, Board Chair. “This accomplishment adds to our ability to be valued partners with our community, landowners and donors.”

“Building community credibility and relevance is vital to our mission and achieving accreditation allows everyone to be confident that the Trust is committed to ensuring our quality of life keeps nature nearby for future generations,” said Pam Young.




2015 Initiatives


Thank You…


Southern Conservation Trust can only achieve its accomplishments and impact for ensuring our communities have the desired quality of life we all cherish Thanks to You our partners, donors, volunteers and all who help us to make a difference.

SCT is guided by a Board of Directors, an Advisory Board and an Executive Director dedicated to achieving its 2014 – 2016 Strategic Plan. We can’t do it alone and hope you will consider joining us as a partner in accomplishing our 2015 initiatives.

Strategic Plan Impact Goals:

  1. - Preserve land & our rural “environment” character
  2. - Protect habitats and natural resources
  3. - Enhance greenspace for education & passive recreation
  4. - Increase awareness of Environmental Stewardship


2015 Initiatives:

  1. - Complete Phase 1 of The Ridge Nature Area and open it to the public
  2. - Engage additional partners to continue work at The Ridge Nature Area
  3. - Work with stakeholders in efforts to address the resiliency of flows in the Flint River Basin
  4. - Construct and open an environmental outdoor classroom at Nesmith Preserve near Starrs Mill School so more than 9,000 students can engage in hands-on learning
  5. - Engage stewardship partners in order for SCT to continue to conserve land, natural resources and keep public nature areas open to more than 30,000 annual visitors



2015 How Can You Help:


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Every Donation Helps

please-donate Thanks to all who support the Trust, with your help we have touched many lives and truly made a difference in your community. For $35, you become a member of the only land trust serving the Southern Crescent. Your gift, sponsorship or membership helps the Trust to:

  • maintain 4 public nature areas which have more than 30,000 visitors annually
  • monitor 1632 acres of public and private preserves according to state and federal guidelines
  • comply with state annual reporting requirements for conservation preserves
  • partner with community stakeholders to ensure future generations have natural resources and a thriving community
  • provide leadership development opportunities for young people in Boy and Girl Scouts, school clubs and volunteer opportunities
  • offer educational programs

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