From the start, as GPLT gained a reputation for conservation land protection, land owners from outside Gwinnett County requested GPLT to protect their lands as well. This resulted in our name change and an expanded service area. Today GPLT has over 2,000 acres of land under protection located in Bibb, Catoosa, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Hall, Rockdale, Upson, Walton and Whitfield Counties.
GPLT has a diverse portfolio of protected properties to include Civil War battlefields in partnership with the Civil War Trust and the American Battlefields Protection Program, a green cemetery in partnership with the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, watershed restoration properties, conservation subdivision greenspaces, granite outcrops, habitats with threatened species and a community garden in partnership with citizens like you who care about green and open spaces in their communities.
The land trust accreditation seal is a mark of distinction in land conservation. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards, uphold the public trust and ensure that conservation efforts are permanent. Accredited land trusts have demonstrated their commitment to national quality standards for nonprofit management and land conservation.
The accreditation seal provides an assurance of quality and permanence the public can trust. The accreditation program verifies that the land trust has systems in place to keep its promise of permanent land protection.