Our Mission

The mission of Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT) is to protect the natural, historic, scenic and recreational resources in and around Alachua County, Florida. ACT protects land through purchase, donation, conservation easement and bargain sale.

Alachua Conservation Trust is a local, non-profit land trust that workswith landowners to protect our great places. Since its incorporation in1988, ACT has facilitated approximately 14,000 acres of public landpurchases and private conservation easements. A few of ouraccomplishments are:
– Prairie Creek Preserve on the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail (368 acres)
– Lake Tuscawilla Preserve near Micanopy (379 acres)
– Retirement Home for Horses conservation easement (245 acres)
– Phifer Flatwoods on the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail (643 acres)
– Blues Creek Ravine near San Felasco Hammock (163 acres)
– Saarinen Preserve near Jonesville (79 acres)
– Suwannee River Water Management District Small Parcel Acquisitions (more than 1,000 acres)
– Historic Haile Homestead (acquisition, building restoration, and site work)
– Watermelon Pond CARL Proposal (more than 4,800 acres)
– Additions to San Felasco Hammock State Preserve (more than 880 acres)
– Additions to Paynes Prairie State Preserve (more than 2,460 acres)
– Hogtown Creek Greenway (more than 900 acres)
– NewnanÂ’s Lake – Gumroot Swamp St. Johns River Water Mgmt. District purchases (720 acres)
– Prairie Creek St. Johns River Water Mgmt. District purchases (more than 230 acres)
– Various Conservation Easements (totaling more than 1800 acres)