Coastal lands

Protecting land brings all kinds of people together—in our work across the country, we’ve seen creative collaborations between everyone from hikers and birders to utility districts and railroads. But there’s one type of conservationist you might find... Read more

The Trust for Public Land and Waipā Foundation are working to purchase two kuleana properties in Waipā–Kaluanono and Halulu Fishpond Access – to fasten Waipā Foundation on Kaua‘i’s north shore.

Kaunāmano means “multitudes are placed here,” reflecting the thriving Hawaiian fishing community that once lived and trained in lua (traditional Hawaiian martial art) on the southeastern coast of Hawai‘i Island.

Just south of Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historic Park on Hawai‘i Island’s Kona Coast lies Kauleolī fishing village – a 59-acre landscape that envelopes the entire shoreline of the Kauleolī ahupua‘a (land division), a well-preserved section of the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, and numerous ancient sites such as Hawaiian house foundations, a canoe shed, traditional agriculture areas, and salt making ponds.

In the spring of 2010, Terry Breed and his wife, Susan, opened a pontoon boat rental business in Destin, Florida.

Growing up in Wahiawā, Lea Hong’s playground was the North Shore. She rarely ventured into town and never, ever went as far as Sandy Beach. Yet, as the director of the Hawaiian Islands Program for The Trust for Public Land, Hong, 50, has helped communities across O‘ahu preserve hundreds of acres of wild coastline from development in 2015 alone.

The Trust for Public Land announced that they have completed the purchase of properties in the Cities of Destin and Lynn Haven, Fla., which will become new coastal parks. The acquisitions are for two of four new coastal Panhandle parks being funded through the $34.4 million Florida Coastal Access Project, as approved by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) along with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees. The Trust for Public Land, working independently of DEP, was instrumental in acquiring four properties across the panhandle for new parks using early restoration funds from the Deepwater Horizon settlement.

Its idyllic setting on Oahu’s North Shore makes the coastline surrounding Turtle Bay Resort a choice location for wildlife, beach-goers, and even film crews: sharp eyes might recognize it as the backdrop for Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the TV... Read more

The Trust for Public Land worked to protect Young Island, which is rich with pocket beaches, diving areas, stunning wildflowers, and spots for wildlife and bird-watching as part of the San Juan Marine State Park Area.

The crashing waves along the jagged Sonoma coastline near Stewart’s Point reverberated through the soul of Walter Antone. He heard the deep layers of years in each slap of wave against rock — the childhood he spent fishing along the cliffs with his father — and even father back when his ancestors would fish and gather abalone and mussels along the same cliffs.