Community forests

An iconic mountaintop with stunning views of the Connecticut River, Monandnock Mountain in Lemington was the crown jewel of a land deal where TPL acquired 14 separate parcels in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom from International Paper Realty Corporation. Using... Read more

The Trust for Public Land is a national leader in the growing community forest movement, which, throughout New England, is becoming a powerful tool for residents to protect resources and locally manage forested landscapes. As a source of timber-related... Read more

New Hampshire residents cherish their forests, which often provide the economic base for small communities. But the state has been rapidly losing rural and forested land each year to development. In 2001, residents of Freedom, New Hampshire, organized to... Read more

The residents of Meredith, New Hampshire have long considered Page Pond and its surrounding forest and wetlands an identifying feature of the community. So when the land came up for sale in 2007, volunteers lined up to help preserve it. The 567-acre... Read more

In March 2011, The Trust for Public Land protected two working forest properties totaling more than 7,000 acres in the Millinocket region of Maine, just east of the iconic Baxter State Park, where TPL protected Katahdin Lake in 2006. The properties at... Read more

In 2003, TPL assisted the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) in purchasing the Katahdin IronWorks property as the first project in AMC's MaineWoods Initiative. The initiative was created to integrate habitat protection, recreation, education, and economic... Read more

Northern Maine is seeing forests subdivided, sold, and resold at an astonishing pace: 50 percent of land in the northern forest has changed ownership in the last five years alone. The Trust for Public Land has a unique range of abilities and diverse... Read more

The Trust for Public Land established the Northwoods Initiative to protect the iconic landscapes of northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan and preserve a heritage that is at risk of disappearing. This landscape encompasses millions of acres of forest... Read more

In the Brainerd Lakes area, TPL led an effort to purchase a working forest conservation easement over 4,776 acres of prime forestland owned by the Potlatch Corporation. This land was vulnerable to the tremendous residential and commercial growth pressures... Read more

Contrary to its name, Dead Lake teems with life. At nearly 8,000 acres, it's the largest Natural Environmental Lake in Minnesota, supporting abundant fish, waterfowl, and other wildlife. For years, a battle raged between local conservation-minded... Read more