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Why we work

So we have started a new year. We are still working on uncompleted projects from years past. We are sorting through exciting new opportunities. We are tired from December’s hectic work of completing six real estate closings through which we received the donation of…

Big news in Douglas County GA

A new passive park is being created in Douglas County Georgia! DouglasBoot1 DouglasBoot2  

Pollinator Project

 The Pollinator Project   STPAL formed in 2012 as an organization with the mission of creating new public parks. As of December 2014 STPAL has conserved and holds ownership of 5,500 acres of property in 17 tracts from SE Georgia into NW North Carolina….

We got the Boot!

October 3, 2014 Today we got the Boot! STPAL’s newest land acquisition that we are tentatively calling “The Boot,” named after the shape of the property boundary, is located in Douglasville, GA, and contains 85 acres of forestland. The Boot is important for conservation…

2014 Membership Drive

2014 Membership Drive The Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land, Inc. is a 501-C-3 public charity organized for the purpose of preserving and protecting land, waterways, and wildlife habitat while providing public access and benefit. Since forming a short 31 months ago we have…

It Takes Two to Tango!

STPAL is now in the toddler stage or is it the terrible Twos? We’ve gone from an idea just a short 30 months ago to owning 3,000 acres of conservation land spread from southeast Georgia to northwest North Carolina. Like most two year olds…

11 Things to Consider When Donating Land

Considerations before beginning the process of donating land or an easement   Embrace the idea that you are making a gift to current and future generations regardless of potential financial gains or other considerations. If the motivation is purely financial then you may be…

A Brief History of Land Conservation from Wikipedia

  Philosophy of early American conservation movement During the 19th century, some Americans developed a deep and abiding passion for nature. The early evolution of the conservation movement began through both public and private recognition of the relationship between man and nature often reflected in the…

Easement or Fee Simple Donation?

Easement: Easements are legal documents stipulating usage restrictions, usage allowances or both. In other words they can prevent you from using your property in a certain way or can allow someone else access or use of your property. Easements usually “travel with the land”…

Using Conservation Land

We have land. It is conservation land. So what do we do with the land? Pretend like it is a precious jewel to be locked away from people? Hide it so no one knows it is there? Don’t touch it! At first, I thought…