The Barn Group aims to preserve our country’s land, water, and the creatures we share them with for generations to come. We love our work, and we approach each new challenge with purpose and passion.


The Barn Group (TBG) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that restores, preserves, and promotes healthy lands, waters and communities across the United States. We facilitate voluntary land conservation by working with all types of landowners to protect our country’s lands, streams, and habitats. In particular, The Barn Group focuses on advancing the industry of stream and wetland restoration by actively contributing to the science, conservation, and restoration of these natural resources. 


The Barn Group preserves, protects, and maintains streams, wetlands, and natural resources to increase stewardship and conservation for present and future generations.


We seek to restore, preserve, enhance, and conserve the environment and its natural resources in The United States of America. We focus on the areas of environmental stewardship, the protection of land, water, and wildlife, and the promotion of education.


The Barn Group started when our Co-Founders, Scott Smith and Tommy Krebs, worked for an environmental consulting firm in a 600-square-foot barn. With five workers in close quarters (one working in the kitchen and another in a closet), our group was tight-knit and passionate about our work. We thought out loud, we calculated out loud, and we devised out loud. We shared a fervent enthusiasm for stream and wetland restoration. While some of our crew trickled away to other companies, the passion never left. The Barn Group represents the ideals that made our time working in the barn great: integrity, teamwork, and an unstoppable enthusiasm for conserving our planet. 

We formed The Barn Group as a Land Trust in 2017 with the goal of utilizing our environmental expertise to enhance and conserve our country’s lands, streams, and wetlands. The Barn Group is proud to have a professional ecological staff working behind-the-scenes as well as an engaged Board of Directors. Our headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia with satellite offices in Mesa, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada. Our work spans throughout the entire United States of America.

To date, The Barn Group has helped protect more than 21,000 acres across fourteen states. This work is critical to preserving our country’s natural landscapes and resources that contribute to economic security and quality of life. Our conservation programs have far-reaching and long-lasting impacts