Community forests

Map of The Trust for Public Land's projects in Maine, 1993-2012

Ryan Creek is a tributary of the Humboldt Bay, a coastal lagoon on California's rugged North Coast. The creek's watershed provides habitat for stable populations of spawning Coho, cutthroat and steelhead, and several rare or endangered species including... Read more


Money might grow on trees, after all. In Barre Town, Vermont, a new study shows how creating a community forest could help boost the local economy.


Amidst the granite... Read more

The Town of Albany worked with The Trust for Public Land to create a 300-acre town forest on the eastern edge of the White Mountain National Forest. Protecting the land from development preserves the backdrop of part of the scenic Kancamagus... Read more

Deep in the far northwest corner of Montana near the City of Troy sits 28,000 acres containing some of the state's best fisheries and wildlife habitat, and a highly productive working forest—the city's primary sustenance through the 20th century. These... Read more

Established in 1955, Arcata's community forest is the oldest city-owned community forest west of the Rockies. It supports recreation for hikers, mountain bikers, and nature lovers; environmental education for students from nearby Humboldt State University... Read more

The Trust for Public Land, the Northern Forest Center, and the Quebec-Labrador Foundation/Atlantic Center for the Environment have created the Community Forest Collaborative to marshal resources to expand... Read more

Ten miles south of Taos and directly adjacent to the popular Carson National Forest, sits the 4,990-acre Miranda Canyon property. Proximity to the forest’s recreation trails and other attractions has made Miranda Canyon a target to real estate developers.... Read more

Covering 31,300 acres of remote forests, streams, and ponds, the Androscoggin Headwaters near Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge was one of the largest unprotected properties remaining... Read more