Coastal lands

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

In 1999, The Trust for Public Land protected Gibney Beach in Hawksnest Bay, ranked by Islands Magazine as one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world.

In September 2007, The Trust for Public Land purchased and permanently protected the majority of a 419-acre site known as Estate Maho Bay, located in the heart of St. John.

Located on the southeastern shore of the island, the 1400-acree Castle Nugent Farms is the largest privately held property in the Virgin Islands

TPL is working to protect the Nantachie-Saline Restoration Area in Louisiana's Kisatchie National Forest, which features wetlands and riparian areas important to wildlife, calcareous prairies, longleaf pine forests.

As part of its New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program, TPL (with the NYC Audubon Society) has helped protect critical wetland habitats on Staten Island's west shore along the Arthur Kill, preserving wildlife habitat in the New York City area.

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

TPL helps conserve and create coastal refuges along Louisiana's barrier islands, forests and marshland that protect wildlife and buffer cities like New Orleans from hurricane winds and floods, while also protecting resources including the fish, crabs and shellfish that support the region's seafood harvest and local economies.

TPL helped add part of Brazilier Island in Lake Pontchartrain to Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana-located 15 minutes northeast of New Orleans' French Quarter.

TPL helped the US Navy and Plaquemines Parish in Belle Chasse, Louisiana create a park that protects the Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base operations and the local water supply.

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