Coastal lands

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Oregon's coast and rivers are signature landscapes and important scenic and
recreational resources for residents and visitors alike. TPL in Oregon was one
of the originators of the effort to save the natural beauty of the Columbia

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.

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.

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.

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