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.

In 2003, TPL helped the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and the Seacoast Land Trust purchase the Sagamore Creek Headwaters for permanent use as open space.

Preserving the North of Highland Camping Area in Truro, Massachusetts, was a priority for the late Senator Edward Kennedy, D-Mass, who led efforts to secure federal Land and Water Conservation Fund funding for the campground which allows public access to Cape Cod Seashore.

The Trust for Public Land partners with rapidly developing communities in southeastern New Hampshire to protect vital natural resources, wetlands, watersheds, farms, and 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.