Methods of Conservation: Nature Reserves
In order to keep a healthy and natural balance to our ecosystem, an ample amount of biodiversity is needed. Nature reserves are an important method of conservation because they offer biodiversity protection. Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life and when there is sufficient biodiversity any loss will not lead to serious disruption to other organisms. When there are not ample amounts of biodiversity in an ecosystem, any disruption will lead to an ecosystem collapse over time.
Here in North Alabama, the Land Trust of North Alabama and its partners work to acquire land to protect North Alabama’s natural places. Today they have preserved 9,075 acres within 9 nature reserves in 6 counties, 15+ miles of creek and river frontage, 31 known caves, 14 working properties, and 105 named trails.