What is Conservation Burial?

Conservation Burial, Inc. operates Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery, a natural burial ground within a protected conservation area in eastern Alachua County, Florida. Natural (or “green”) burial is a safe and legal burial practice that uses biodegradable containers and avoids embalming fluids and vaults. Conservation burial goes a step further to commit burial fees to pay for land acquisition, protection, restoration, and management.

Not only does the conservation burial help protect land, the burial area becomes hallowed ground, restored to its natural condition and protected forever with a conservation easement. Native plants beautify the burial sites. Citizens who support conservation are offered a more meaningful burial option with the certainty that protected land is the ultimate legacy to leave for future generations. Families and friends are brought closer to nature in the commemoration of their loved one’s life.

Conservation burial costs less for the consumer and has fewer environmental impacts than conventional vault burial. We encourage you to make the comparison.