AFRC has earned a reputation as the leading working forest land trust in Alabama helping private landowners protect almost 37,000 acres of forestland valued at over $50,000,000. We have also protected over 13,334 acres through our administration of the Forest Legacy Program.
This adds up to 50,334 acres of forestland and wildlife habitat valued at more than $70,000,000. We rank seventh in acreage land protected of all land trusts in the southeast.
We are also in the process of drafting Alabama’s Forests Assessment Document required by the Farm Bill under contract with the Alabama Forestry Commission. This is a continuation of AFRC’S long standing history of assistance to the Forestry Commission as we drafted Alabama’s Fourth Forest report in 1987.
Click here to see a map showing our project area along the Alabama and Tombigbee Rivers in Clarke, Monroe and Baldwin Counties. This is a focus area we have identified that possesses the requisite forest, wildlife and other conservation values that fulfils our mission and meets the public benefits test required by the IRS Code for conservation easements. It also compliments Forever Wild acquisitions to the south. We hope to build on these easement donations to protect a large portion of this area helping the landowners retain this land in private ownership as productive forests.
Recovery of the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem and Associated Imperiled Species in Southeastern Alabama - 2005-2011 (890KB PDF)
Prepared for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Private Stewardship Grant Program
by Alabama Forest Resources Center and Conservation Southeast, Inc.
If you own a significant tract of forest land in Alabama you are interested in protecting for future generations call the ALFRC at 251-680-0782 or send us an email.
The AFRC was created to enhance, promote and preserve the productivity and
sustainability of Alabama’s forest resources to ensure their economic and
environmental benefits for future generations.