Coastal lands

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 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

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

St. John resident Eleanor Gibney is dedicated to sharing her love of the land. A passionate naturalist and historian, she’s been working with The Trust for Public Land for more than a decade to conserve the pristine coastal environment at Hawsknest Bay. In... 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

In Louisiana, TPL helps conserve and create refuges that protect wildlife while buffering human habitat from storms. Every year along Louisiana's coast, an area larger than the size of Manhattan washes into the Gulf of Mexico. More than a million acres of... Read more

Located only 1.5 miles from downtown Portsmouth, Sagamore Creek Headlands is a scenic stretch of waterfront land in heavily settled coastal New Hampshire. The ten-acre peninsula juts into the biologically diverse Sagamore Creek estuary, a popular... Read more

For more than 80 years, the Bluffton Oyster Company has been harvesting oysters, shrimp, and crabs from the May River in Beaufort County, South Carolina. Now operating on county-owned land in the historic Old Town section of Bluffton, the oyster company's... 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

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