Who We Are
Southern Conservation Trust is a community land trust founded in 1993 by Fayette County residents eager to preserve greenspace as our community develops. The Trust protects greenspace, conserves forests, safeguards rivers, shelters wildlife, provides environmental education, and ensures that everyone has access to nature in our own communities throughout Georgia.
The Trust works with landowners who wish to permanently protect the ecological, agricultural, scenic or historic qualities of their land. Participating landowners may be eligible to receive significant tax benefits for donating land to the Trust or permanently protecting it from development with a conservation easement. The Trust owns, manages and protects over 6,032 acres, including four donated preserves through the state of Georgia.
We manage five public nature areas in Fayette County: Flat Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City, the Line Creek Nature Area on the border of Fayette and Coweta counties, Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary south of Fayetteville, Morgan Grove south Fayette County, Nesmith Preserve at Stars Mill High School, and The Ridge Nature Area in Fayetteville.