Community forests

In the 1940s, tens of thousands of acres of forest in Louisiana's Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley were clear cut and converted to cotton and other crops.

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

In yet another partnership with the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, TPL helped conserve the last remaining unprotected tract on Mirror Lake, located just 20 miles west of Chequamegon Bay in Lake Superior.

Located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Virginia's George Washington National Forest protects wildlife habitat and offers spectacular scenery. In 2001, TPL purchased a 167-acre property near the popular Wolf Gap Recreation Area, which includes... 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.

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.

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.

In 1998, TPL helped add 97 acres to the Allegheny National Forest.

In partnership with Hinesburg Land Trust and Vermont Land Trust, The Trust for Public Land protected 590 acres of prime farmland, endangered species habitat, and riparian wetland in Chittenden County, Vermont.

A Four-State Watershed at the Heart of New England

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