Land Protection and Stewardship
GTA is a nationally accredited land trust, placing us within the top 20% of land trusts nationwide in terms of our strategic, operational, and financial processes and controls. Land donors, agency funders, and regulatory agencies can be confident when engaging GTA in land conservation transactions. In addition to our accredited status, we are a cooperating land conservation partner with Maryland Environmental Trust, a land trust member of the Land Trust Alliance, a Core Member of the Southern Maryland Conservation Network, and we’re eligible to receive donated property and easements in MA, NJ, PA, MD, and NC. We can serve as the long-term steward for restoration and easement properties and have experience in doing so with properties and easements. In addition, we have experience in acting as a short-term steward of properties or easements being transitioned to public agency ownership. Click on any of the projects below to learn more about some of our current easements.
Flat Swamp Preserve
This 386-acre project site in North Carolina restored the site’s former hydrology and forest vegetation. These restored forested wetlands now provide a significant improvement to the water quality, biodiversity and habitat of this degraded section of the Middle Neuse River Watershed.