The St. Simons Land Trust makes land acquisition decisions in a thoughtful, purposeful, and strategic way. With the input of a highly qualified stewardship committee (comprised of staff, board, and experts in the fields of conservation, environmental issues, real estate, and land management), each piece of property is carefully evaluated using an acquisitions matrix. Criteria by which a parcel is ranked include risk of development, environmental value, habitat, historic and cultural significance, size of property, location, proximity to other Land Trust properties, purchase price, costs of perpetual management, impact on the community, and other measurements.
PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of visitors, our neighbors, our staff, and the entire island, we ask that there is no alcohol, drugs, or smoking on Land Trust properties. Thank you!
COVID-19 UPDATE: On April 30th, Governor Kemp’s Executive Order to shelter-in-place was lifted, but he has urged the “medically fragile” to stay at home until June 12 (read more HERE). The temporary closure of Cannon’s Point Preserve will remain in effect until further notice. We appreciate your understanding and encourage you and your loved ones to remain socially distant and safely take advantage of other protected properties during these beautiful spring days.
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