Coastal lands

The North Coast is home to iconic California landscapes—redwood forests and stunning coastal bluffs. The land also supports salmon runs, the state's largest timber economy, and provides habitat for the Northern spotted owl. The Trust for Public Land is... Read more

The Trust for Public Land is working to enhance public access along California's remarkable coastal lands and conserve its natural and scenic resources. Visitors and locals flock to the stunning... Read more

Keewaydin Island is one of southwest Florida's largest un-bridged barrier islands, popular for its pristine beaches and excellent fishing. The island is also the site of the Rookery Bay Research Reserve, which includes one of the largest and most pristine... Read more


On California's Santa Barbara coast, we're taking on some serious heavy lifting: a million cubic yards of earth, in fact. That's the amount of soil it took to transform the wetlands at... Read more

On the northwestern fringe of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta sits the 5200-acre Liberty island whose demise by flooding, and ensuing accidental restoration, have yielded an unexpected, and encouraging, future for the Delta.

In 1995, a large chunk... Read more

A California Coastal National Monument

Located on a particularly scenic portion of the Northern California coastline, Point Arena is known for dramatic coastal shelves, steep bluffs and spring-fed waterfalls. Few people who come to... Read more

The Trust for Public Land has joined with several other leading land conservation organizations, to form the Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation—a task force created by the Land Trust Alliance.

In September... Read more

Little has changed at Lumaha'i beach since the movie South Pacific was filmed in 1957. Located on Kaua`i's north shore, just past the community of Hanalei, Lumaha`i beach is cherished by locals and appreciated by thousands of visitors who pause along the... Read more

In 2011, the North Shore Community Land Trust partnered with The Trust for Public Land and the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawai`i, which operates nearby training bases, to develop a Greenprint that identifies conservation priorities in O'ahu's North Shore region... Read more

Located on Sugarloaf Creek at Mile Marker 17, this 2-acre site was owned for many decades by John and Joan Sammy, who operated a small fishing camp and marina. Mrs. Sammy and her children felt strongly that the site should be protected as a park, and... Read more