1,300+ Acres Preserved in December 2016

1,300+ Acres Preserved in December 2016 December 2016 was a busy month for the Land Trust.  The Mills Family preserved 894 acres of their family farm, Grace Plantation, in Dearing, GA, including: two pristine miles of Brier Creek, one of the largest ponds in the CSRA,...

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Hazel Cook: Stewarding the Land Trust’s Preserves

Q: Tell us a little bit about the Land Trust’s Stewardship Program. What’s it all about?

A: When the Land Trust preserves a farm or a forest, we are promising “forever” to our landowners, and to our community. Preserving land with a conservation easement ensures …

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Bobby Wright: A Family Forestland Legacy

Vice Chairman Bobby Wright: A Family Forestland Legacy and Passion for the Great Outdoors This month, we asked our Board’s Vice Chairman, Bobby Wright, to share with us about his love for the land, his experience in land and forest management, and why he felt...

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A Bridge and More Trails for Lombard Mill Pond

The Land Trust is excited to announce that the trails at the Lombard Mill Pond Preserve are about to get a whole lot bigger.  This 55-acre greenspace, located in South Augusta, was once home to possibly the last remaining gristmill in Richmond County, grinding corn up...

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Saving Land and Supporting Our Troops

This summer, the Land Trust is teaming up with the US Army and Fort Gordon to preserve more of our region’s natural resources and help our troops train more effectively for their missions.  The Army Compatible Use Buffer program (or ACUB) aims to preserve natural...

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Just Preserved: Peaceful Valley Farm

We all know how tough peace and quiet are to come by these days.  Still, there are a few places where the sounds and stress of modern life just seem to melt away.  Peaceful Valley Farm, in Blythe GA is one such place.  A visit to the 140 acre...

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The Greystone Preserve

A stone’s throw from the heart of Augusta and North Augusta lies another realm: 262 acres of peaceful creeks and deep valleys that seem a world away from the hustle and bustle of the metro area. This oasis, simply named the Greystone Preserve, is a...

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Income Tax Incentive For Land Conservation

article from The Land Trust Alliance For landowners, donating a conservation easement is a way to protect places they love. It’s also a major financial decision. When landowners donate a conservation easement, they give up part of the value of...

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Off The Beaten Path – Discovering Lombard Mill Pond

What do you see when you look at the forest?  A riverbank?  A farmer's field?  Of course you see trees, a river, grass or crops, yes.  But underneath the surface, the land has a history.  Here in the CSRA, our lands have remarkably deep and...

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2015 Members and Partners

Thank you Members and Partners Next week marks the Land Trust's 15th Anniversary.  Since 2001, we have preserved nearly 7,000 acres of land in 10 CSRA counties, in both GA and SC. We are so thankful to have the opportunity to work with landowners...

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Looking Forward – Board Chair, Rob Pavey

If the coming year is anything close to 2015, the Central Savannah River Land Trust and its members have plenty to look forward to.We have new quarters in a restored Victorian home on Greene Street, a larger staff and a growing board with a broad mix of talent and...

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