Coastal lands

Although the New Hampshire seacoast is only 13 miles long, the half-million-acre coastal region supports five major watersheds and supplies drinking water to more than 170,000 people. The Trust for Public Land partners with rapidly developing communities... 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

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

For more than five decades, North of Highland Camping Area's 237 pine-shaded campsites have offered one of the few ways a family could stay at the Cape Cod National Seashore at reasonable cost. A few years back, Steve Currier, the camp's owner, began to... 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

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

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

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

For years, Whalen Island was one of the most pristine and easily accessible properties on the Oregon Coast still in private hands. The island includes over a mile of sand beach, 80 acres of wooded uplands, and 100 acres of grassland and tidal marsh.... Read more

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