Land Trust of North Alabama has an opportunity to protect 92 acres on Chapman Mountain, just minutes from downtown Huntsville. This addition would fill a major hole in the existing Chapman Mountain Nature Preserve, bringing the total preserved acreage on the mountain to 551.
The expansion of preserved land in central Huntsville would provide much-needed wildlife habitat and create the opportunity for a significantly larger future trail network. Due to the current real estate market and increased land values, the Land Trust has a tight deadline of May 15, 2022 to raise the $370,000 needed to purchase the land. We have $125,000 already committed to the purchase but we need community support to raise the remaining amount needed.
The 92-acre property is located on the western side of Chapman Mountain and is surrounded on three sides by the existing Land Trust nature preserve. The area has been recently logged but, if acquired, would be allowed to naturalize over time to provide an uninterrupted wildlife corridor within a highly developed area.