The Lyman Preserve

ALC’s first major conservation easement was donated by Mrs. Arthur T. Lyman in 1994. This 94-acre easement includes a large hay meadow that sweeps down to a wetland seep containing spring azaleas and other interesting plants. The wetlands and bluffs above ponds and an Lyman meadowadjacent stream contain ecologically important plant communities and offer valuable wildlife habitat. The Lyman Preserve is connected to the Parkman Reserve by the Jantzen-Pickett Preserve, providing a continuous large tract of land on the south side of Aiken that is permanently protected from large-scale development. Because of these land donations and easement protections, a large tract of protected land is available for equestrian and pedestrian use, and passers-by on Silver Bluff Road and Richardson’s Lake Road are afforded a view of land maintained in its rural state forever.

Aerial photo showing lands protected by ALC. Areas in green are the 90-acre Parkman Reserve, donated to ALC in the 1990’s. The Jantzen-Pickett Preserve includes the two larger areas in yellow, protected by a conservation easement, plus four small lots in the Creekside subdivision that have been donated to ALC. The 90-acre Lyman Preserve, in pink, is also protected by a conservation easement.

Aerial photo showing lands protected by ALC. Areas in green are the 90-acre Parkman Reserve, donated to ALC in the 1990’s. The Jantzen-Pickett Preserve includes the two larger areas in yellow, protected by a conservation easement, plus four small lots in the Creekside subdivision that have been donated to ALC. The 90-acre Lyman Preserve, in pink, is also protected by a conservation easement.