Aiken Land Conservancy

The Aiken Land Conservancy (ALC), formerly the Aiken County Open Land Trust (ACOLT),  is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of open, undeveloped space in Aiken County, South Carolina. ALC is one of twenty (20) land trusts within the South Carolina and one of over 1,000 land trusts nationwide. Currently, ALC has preserved nearly 400 acres of land throughout Aiken County. These tracts of land include rolling meadows, towering pines and shady hardwoods with azaleas and kalmia blooming underneath, wetlands, stream banks and prime habitat for deer, turkey, and other wildlife.

Mission 
to preserve open land for the benefit and enjoyment of the public, to preserve the character of Aiken County and surrounding counties, including agricultural and forest lands, lands of educational and historic value, fragile ecological sites, watersheds, and visual amenities, to foster the use of sound conservation practices and encourage land use planning to the long-term benefit of the citizens of the region we serve.

ALC preserves land through land donations and conservation easements from landowners. ALC directly owns approximately 548 acres, which have been donated by landowners dedicated to the preservation of open space. The rest of the acreage has come from conservation easements donated by land owners. In addition to protecting the environment, both outright donations of land and conservation easements can offer significant state and federal income tax benefits. Structured properly, these types of donations can reduce property taxes and estate taxes.


Contact Aiken Land Conservancy

Katie Roth
Executive Director
PO Box 3096
Aiken, South Carolina  29802-3096
Phone: 855.252.5263


 

Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Aiken County, South Carolina


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