2021 DAughters of the american revolution Conservation Medal award recipient

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) Conservation Committee awarded SCT with the distinguished DAR Conservation Medal and Conservation Certificate of Award in recognition of their outstanding achievements in conservation.

Protect your forest, working farm, waterways, and  wildlife habitat through a conservation easement

Through conservation easements, we protect working farms, forests, scenic and historic landscapes, rivers, vital wildlife habitats, and special areas that are protected for future generations.

Conservation Easement Focuses

The Southern Conservation Trust’s conservation team works with dozens of land owners, corporations, farms, and families each year to meet their conservation goals.

Working farms & Forests

We are currently losing 175 acres of farmland every hour, placing a huge focus on conserving and protecting working farms and forests.


Our team can work with you to protect land that has been in your family for generations, so that future generations may enjoy it.


Generally mitigation banks are encumbered by conservation easements with long-term stewardship requirements.


Our team can help you with land your business may no longer need, making you more sustainable while donating to a 501(c)3 charity.

What is a conservation easement?

Partner with the Southern Conservation Trust to conserve your land

A conservation easement is a legal agreement between the landowner and the land trust that permanently limits the uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values. The landowner continues to own the land and can live on it, sell it or pass it on to heirs with the agreement remaining in place.

Conservation easements can be placed on various types and sizes of both private and public land. In most cases, the landowner is eligible for Federal income, estate, and property tax benefits.

Environmental Services Offered

The Southern Conservation Trust offers additional services to help landowners better understand and document the habitat and wildlife on their properties. Our team can also provide guidance to help you improve the access and habitat on your property through a number of services.


Baseline Reports

Land Management Plans

Wildlife Inventories

Bird Surveys

Drone Footage

Land Management Plans
Nature Areas
Drone Footage

Our Conservation Team

Based in Fayetteville, Georgia our talented conservation team is waiting to help you conserve your land.

Brian Cooper
Brian Coooper

Interim Executive Director


Director of Conservation & Stewardship


Senior Conservation Biologist

Hana Sellers

Land Stewardship Manager


Stewardship Associate

Nicks Creek 
Longleaf Reserve

In December 2019, the Southern Conservation Trust, Inc. (SCT) was donated the 1,660 acres in Moore County, North Carolina that we call Nicks Creek Longleaf Reserve. Previously, the tract of land was slated for development into golf course, hotel/resort, residential and commercial uses. It is now a crown jewel private nature reserve that the SCT is proud to own and manage.