Coastal lands

Since establishing our Washington office in 1975, The Trust for Public Land has become a conservation leader in Puget Sound, preserving natural forest lands that capture and filter fresh water supplies, and protecting the shoreline of our unique inland sea... Read more

Not long ago, the area along the Tensaw River known as Live Oak Landing was on the fast track to development. The landowner, having completed a master planning effort, was obtaining permits to build a large-scale residential community on the 621-acre... Read more

This executive summary of a longer reports highlights impediments to resident and visitor access to Biscayne Bay and recommends the necessary steps to increase access.

Abundant shoreline
With 20 counties comprising Ohio's Great Lakes Region, the state has an abundance of shoreline-over 300 miles. These places where land meets water are special, offering people areas to play, contemplate, and... Read more

Located between Cleveland and Toledo, East Sandusky Bay is a naturally functioning freshwater marsh along the Lake Erie shoreline. This irreplaceable resource, with its hardwood forest, woodland swamp, cattail marsh, and open-water habitat, is a prime... Read more

Middle Bass Island in Lake Erie is home to a new nature preserve. The 7.8-acre island property—with extensive migratory bird habitat and a large population of the Lake Erie watersnake—was threatened with development for residential and vacation homes.... Read more

Everyone understands the value of lakefront property. But a nearly four-acre tract of Lake Erie shoreline between a recreational park and a municipal beach in Port Clinton was a treasure that presented a rare opportunity to preserve coastal wetlands and... Read more

Located in the northeastern coastal town of Luquillo just 25 miles from the capital city of San Juan, the San Miguel Natural Reserve has broad beaches, magnificent sand dunes, and beautiful wetlands that support a variety of complex ecosystems found... Read more

Hurd Farm has been run by the Hurd family since 1926. Three generations of the family still live on the farm and continue to operate their dairy and composting business. But in rapidly-growing Hampton, high real estate values were putting economic pressure... Read more

Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge—already the nation's largest urban wildlife refuge—grew by more than 2,000 acres in 2008 with the addition of a significant portion of Brazilier Island in Lake Pontchartrain. Located 15 minutes northeast of New... Read more

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