The Conservation Fund led a multi-year effort that protected 625 acres on the long, wooded ridge that lies east of the interstate. The owners of adjacent land carried the preservation of the ridge forward by donating 35 acres.

This outstanding partnership included the city of Dalton, the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia, the Dalton/Whitfield Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Community Greenspace Program, the Looper Family, the Gilder Foundation, the National Park Service, Rex Investments, the Turner Foundation, and Whitfield County.

Time Magazine’s “Living The Civil War”

This video from Time and photographer Gregg Segal shows how development has affected Civil War battlefields today. View the video on Time's website.

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Our Civil War Battlefield Conservation Efforts