Army Compatible Use Buffer (ACUB) partnership protects military mission, land, species
Georgia Land Trust, Inc. works with Fort Stewart, Fort Benning and other conservation partners on the Army Compatible Use Buffer (ACUB) program. As partners, the Georgia Land Trust and Alabama Land Trust are qualified holders of conservation easements (CEs) generated by the program. In the Army Compatible Use Buffer (ACUB) program, we team with the U.S. Department of Defense and other land protection entities to allow the military to retain the ability of units to train along the perimeter of Fort properties.
Fort Stewart is located in the heart of a once vast longleaf pine ecosystem. Today, less than 3 million acres of longleaf forest remains, and less than 3 percent of the acreage is considered to be in relatively natural condition. The installation is home to six federally listed species and 20 state-listed or federal species of concern.
If you own land near Fort Stewart or Fort Benning and would like to help preserve military readiness, protect valuable conservation values while continuing the low-density use of your land, please contact:
ACUB Program Coordinator
Chattahoochee Valley Land Trust
Program Director Columbus, GA. office: 706-718-0191