Webb Creek completed another successful year in 2017. We completed ten projects in Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and Virginia. Ultimately, over 2,780 acres of ecologically valuable property were placed into conservation easements in 2017, and we are proud to report that, to date, Webb Creek projects have protected over 14,407 acres of property throughout the country.
The past year also brought the addition of many new corporate partners. Armstrong Teasdale, an international law firm, began providing additional legal services, and headed up the majority of our private placements. Dempsey Lord Smith, LLC also stepped in 2017 and performed admirably as our managing broker dealer. For the first time in 2017, the Compatible Lands Foundation out of Tulsa, Oklahoma joined the Atlantic Coast Conservancy and Foothills Land Conservancy in working with Webb Creek and serving as stewards for the conserved properties.