The Sylvia Cullum Whitney Preserve is the largest easement to date in ALC’s diverse portfolio of conservation holdings with 611 acres of undeveloped land. The property has been family-owned and responsibly managed as an active timber farm for thirty years. The Preserve is bounded on one side by a mile of frontage on Shaws Creek, which is a critical source of drinking water for the City of Aiken. The Property also sits atop overlapping recharge zones for the region’s four major, interconnected aquifers—the Floridan, Gordon, Crouch Branch, and McQueen Branch. Other than several unpaved logging roads, there are no structures or utilities on the property making it a natural habitat for local wildlife.