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
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
In 1965 developers filled a vibrant natural wetland with 500,000 cubic yards of soil to create the nine-hole Ocean Meadows Golf Course. Fast-forward 46 years, and The Trust for Public Land, working alongside the California State Coastal Conservancy and the... Read more
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) today received approval for $3 million from the California Coastal Conservancy to help buy 63 acres at the eastern gateway to the Gaviota Coast near the University of California at Santa Barbara.
The total includes a... Read more