Since 1999, The Trust for Public Land has protected natural and historic places on the islands of St. John, St. Croix and St. Thomas.
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
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
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
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
Staten Island's wetlands filter harmful chemicals from the water, buffer inland regions from storms, and control erosion—all while providing food and habitat for fish, birds, and other wildlife.
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.
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.
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.
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.