Coastal lands

Since 1999, The Trust for Public Land has protected natural and historic places on the islands of St. John, St. Croix and St. Thomas. TPL works with landowners, local leaders and the National Park Service to protect some of the islands' most significant... Read more

During his second voyage in 1493, Christopher Columbus landed on what is now the island of St. Croix, the first documented encounter between Europeans and Native Americans. Today, this historic landing site is protected in Salt River Bay National... Read more

Love of the land and passion for protecting it were traditions in the family of Norman Yeon, who died in January 2004 at the age of 88. In 1885, Norman's father, John Yeon, left Canada to settle in Oregon, where he worked as a logger for $2.50 a day.... Read more

Few places on earth match the breathtaking beauty of Maho Bay. Its crystal waters and soft white beaches are rimmed by a lush forested slope rising nearly 1,000 feet. Hundreds of tropical plants and more than 50 species of tropical birds fill these lands... Read more

Located on the southeastern shore of the island, the 1400-acree Castle Nugent Farms is the largest privately held property in the Virgin Islands. For more than 50 years, it has been operated as a cattle ranch raising Senepol cattle, a unique island breed... Read more

In 1996, the city of Depoe Bay received a grant from the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development for a 10-year coastal landscape visioning process to help preserve the area's natural landscape and the community's unique character in the... Read more

Located where the Kilchis River joins Tillamook Bay, this point is named for a respected leader of the Tillamook people, which thrived for thousands of years on the bay's abundant resources. Kilchis Point was so important to native people that in 1805... Read more

Oregon's coast and rivers are signature landscapes and important scenic and
recreational resources for residents and visitors alike. TPL in Oregon was one
of the originators of the effort to save the natural beauty of the Columbia
Gorge... Read more

Stretching 85 miles along the Oregon-Washington border, the Columbia River Gorge is an unparalleled landscape, encompassing more than 290,000 acres of diverse terrain. In the 1960s and '70s, a surge of growth and development in the Portland-Vancouver area... Read more

The community of Stayton, Oregon, rests along the North Santiam River in the Willamette Valley. The Trust for Public Land and the City worked together to preserve a key 51-acre property along the river in 2004. Bordered by the North Santiam River and Reid... Read more

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