Coastal lands

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

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

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

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

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

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 in central Louisiana, the Kisatchie National Forest is a sportsperson's paradise, with an estimated 706,262 annual visitors. Within the forest lies the Nantachie-Saline Restoration Area, a 20,000-acre privately owned inholding that The Trust for... 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

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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