Coastal lands

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

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

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

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

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

Residents of Plaquemines Parish gained a park, while the US Navy secured its Belle Chasse airbase operations in 2009, when TPL partnered with the community and the military to purchase 201 acres that had been planned for a subdivision.

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Balancing conservation with the needs of private property owners can be challenging, but win-win outcomes are possible. This was the case for 360-acre wetlands site on Crystal Creek, a spring creek tributary to Upper Klamath Lake in southern Oregon.

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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

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

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

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