Land Trust Receives Cane Creek Canyon

Cane Creek Canyon

TUSCUMBIA – The spectacular 693 acre preserve in Colbert County we know as Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve has been donated to Land Trust of North Alabama.

The Land Trust had been assigned a conservation easement for the property in August 2020.  It was previously held by The Nature Conservancy in Alabama.

The Land Trust last year located two staff members on-site during the preserve’s open hours to assist visitors, provide trail information, and continue property and trail maintenance.

The property southwest of Tuscumbia has been preserved by Jim and Faye Lacefield for the last 40 years.  During that time, they cared for the land, welcomed visitors to explore and study their beautiful property, and created nearly 18 miles of hiking trails. 

“The Land Trust is truly honored that the Lacefields have entrusted us with their dream,” said Marie Bostick, Executive director of the Land Trust of North Alabama. “It 

was their passion to protect this irreplaceable landscape and share it with the world. We are thrilled to carry on that mission.”

Cane Creek Canyon’s rolling topography and dramatic falls provide a diverse ecological area supporting significant biodiversity, cultural history, and recreational and educational opportunities.  The Land Trust has been helping to safeguard the area’s rich biological resources and aquatic corridors since the easement assignment in 2020. They will continue providing those natural habitats for a wide variety of plants and wildlife.

This is the Land Trust’s ninth public nature preserve and first in northwest Alabama.

Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve is open to the public Friday–Sunday from 7am-5pm. For information, visit