Coastal lands

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 appreciate the natural world.

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

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

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

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

Since 1999, The Trust for Public Land has protected natural and historic places on the islands of St. John, St. Croix and St. Thomas.

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

Located in a flagship unit of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, the Fleming Plantation was one of the region's largest and most productive sugar plantations in the 19th century.

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.

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