"A Botanical Wonder," our preserve in Bibb County is home to 61 rare plant species. The Little Cahaba River, which flows through the preserve, harbors dozens of rare aquatic creatures. The site also includes Brighthope Furnace, the earliest ironworks built in the State of Alabama. This breathtaking site is truly a "lost world" of species.
The site is currently the most biologically diverse piece of land known in the state of Alabama.
What TNC is Doing
Our strategies for this preserve include the control of visitor use, restoration, prescribed burning, monitoring and inventory. Our protection goals for this site also include:
- Completion of land acquisition at this site
- Partnerships with neighbors and landowners
- Improved opportunities for compatible recreational and educational uses by improving access, parking, signage, trails and other facilities