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Map of Protected Areas

The Southern Conservation Trust Protects Over 16,000 Acres in Georgia and Tennessee


1. Line Creek Nature Area – Open to the public

2. Flat Creek Nature Area – Open to the public

3. Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary – Open to the public

4. Morgan Grove – Temporarily Closed

5. The Ridge Nature Area – Open to the public

6. Nesmith Preserve / Environmental Study Area – Open to the public


Southern Conservation Trust manages or owns six public preserves:  Line Creek Nature Area, Flat Creek Nature Area, Nesmith Preserve/Environmental Study Area, Morgan Grove Preserve, The Ridge Nature Area, and Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary. Flat Creek and Line Creek are owned by the City of Peachtree City. The Trust owns Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary, Nesmith Preserve and Morgan Grove Nature Area.  The Ridge Nature Area on Burch Road, Fayetteville, is a management partnership with the City of Fayetteville.

The Trust holds fifty conservation easements on approximately 12,506 acres of private land.  A conservation easement permanently protects a landowner’s property from development and can provide significant federal and state tax benefits. Private land protected by conservation easement is not open to the public.

If you have any questions about the preserves the Trust owns, manages and protects, please contact us.

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