The Alderson Family’s 110-acre property in Maury County is located on Leipers Creek Road in the fertile community of Water Valley in the Duck River Highlands, which creates a beautiful vista along the Natchez Trace Parkway. The Highlands area includes watersheds of three tributary streams that flow into the Duck River, one of the most biologically diverse rivers in the nation. It also contains exceptional natural, historic and cultural resources, including the Natchez Trace trade route.
A number of other farmers had already worked with The Land Trust to protect property in the area, leading to three conservation easements in 2005. David and Elaine Alderson, who breed and show Santa Gertrudis cattle on their farm, partnered with The Land Trust, establishing a conservation easement for their farm and expanding the protection of the Highlands region for generations to come.
Sweet Easy Farm, 221 acres of beautiful rolling hills located just down the road from the Alderson Farm, is owned by locals Dr. Eslick Daniels and his wife Annie who put a conservation easement on their property in 2006.
PHOTO BY: NANCY RHODA