Community forests

The Crown of the Continent represents the largest intact ecosystem in the United Sates: the list of plant and animal species living here has remained unchanged since the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Within its 10-million-acre embrace lie... Read more

In the 1940's, tens of thousands of acres of forest in Louisiana's Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley were clear cut and converted to cotton and other crops, until 2003, when TPL began the acquisition of a three-part, 11,000-acre addition to the wildlife... Read more

The serenity of this pristine mountain lake captured the attention of Charles Lindbergh after his famous solo trans-Atlantic flight of 1927. Just 60 miles from Missoula to the south and Glacier National Park to the north, Lindbergh Lake offers visitors awe... Read more

Totally surrounded by the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, this 80-acre Bayfield County property was one of the few remaining privately held lands within the national forest. This property includes a mature stand of northern hardwood forest. Parcels... Read more

In 2001, TPL worked with the town of Greenburg, Westchester County, and the Open Space Institute to protect the 44.7-acre Glenville Woods as a nature preserve, maintained by the town. With an existing network of trails, the property made an ideal site for... Read more

In an effort to protect two glacial lakes, TPL successfully acquired and conveyed to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest the 609-acre wooded Canthook and Steelhead Lakes property. The property is located 1.5 miles north of the Rainbow Lakes Wilderness... Read more

These 171,000 acres at the northern tip of the state encompass almost the entire watershed of four lakes that form the Connecticut River's headwaters. In 2001, TPL agreed to buy the property from International Paper Company, and over the next two years,... Read more

Louisiana has lost tens of thousands of acres of coastal wetlands in the past half-century, and faces the loss of more coastal wetlands because of sea level increases caused by climate change. The loss of coastal wetlands also hurts the state's protection... Read more

Chisolm Plantation includes nearly 3,500 acres of marshland and 550 upland acres of hardwood, palm and pine forests, hundreds of acres of freshwater wetlands and several undeveloped marsh islands. These natural resources create essential habitat for... Read more

Owned for many years by the Stanley Tool Company, this land once supplied timber for the manufacture of handles for hammers, axes, and other hand tools. The 7,536 acre property consists of two adjacent parcels in Chittenden, Pittsfield and Killington,... Read more

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