Southern Marsh strives to protect some of the South’s most quintessential landscapes.
With your help, we have placed nearly 10,000 acres of land into conservation to preserve the most beautiful areas of our region.
What are conservation easements? Permanent, legal protection for land that provides many benefits for the environment and surrounding communities.
Over the last few years, more than 8,620 acres have been conserved with the value of over $38,186,878 contributed.
Your Southern Marsh purchase supports:
Wildlife & Natural Habitats
Numerous species are protected & their habitats remain untouched by modern development.
Preserving Water Quality
Waterways & wetlands remain clean for our use & for the animals that live there.
Traditional Farming & Ranching
Small farms & ranches are able to remain profitable during tough economic times through tax benefits.
Protecting Renewable Resources
Restrictions on easements ensure resources are harvested in an eco-conscious manner.
Providing Buffer Zones
Boundaries of national parks, reservations, & military installments are guarded from development.
Conserving Recreation Land
Easements provide spaces for future generations for activities like camping, fishing, & hunting.
Decreased Burden on Communities
Undeveloped land costs communities less in public services than developed land.
Increased Job Availability
Jobs are created to aid in the protection & enforcement of new easements.
Historic & Cultural Resources
Locations with historic or cultural significance are protected from demolition & harmful changes.
Other ways to get involved
There are small things each of us can do every day to help preserve our land. Recycling, eliminating litter, and supporting local produce are just a few ways to benefit your community. By working together, we can make a difference and protect our home for future generations.