Conservation easements

The Trust for Public Land, the U.S. Forest Service, the Idaho Department of Lands, and the Stimson Lumber Company today announced they have permanently protected 6,847 acres of forestland in northern Idaho. The land will remain in active timber production; protect wildlife habitat; and be forever available for public hunting, fishing, hiking and outdoor recreation.

Sawtooth Mountain Ranch is now part of more than 18,000 acres conserved by The Trust for Public Land along the San Juan Skyway, one of 31 designated scenic All-American Roads.

More than 150 years of Colorado ranching history has been permanently protected announced The Trust for Public Land and the Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) today. Located along U.S. Highway 50 between Salida and Poncha Springs, the 700-acre Hutchinson Ranch was originally homesteaded in the 1860s by Joseph Hutchinson before Colorado achieved statehood.

Robie Farm in Piermont, New Hampshire, is a multigenerational family farm supplying milk, cheese, and meats to more than 50 restaurants and markets in New England. The 150-acre farm is a community icon and a vital link in the local food economy.

The Trust for Public Land today announced the permanent conservation of over 2,962 acres of prime farmland in the Sacramento River floodplain. The land, known as River Ranch, is in the Elkhorn Basin, near the Sacramento River in Yolo County.

We helped arrange the purchase of 81 acres on Elmwood Farm as public open space, preserving Hopkinton's rural character and ensuring that the extensive hiking trails will always be open to the community.

Conserving lands for national defense with the help of the Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative (REPI).

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities today announced the release of the National Conservation Easement Database, the first resource to offer detailed information on the nearly 18 million acres now protected by more than 80,000 easements across the United States. Until its development, land and natural resource practitioners and decision-makers lacked a single system for sharing, accessing, and managing nationwide information about conservation easements.

Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, Ohio had been saved many times from development before TPL stepped in to help Antioch College forever preserve this resource.

Camp Conowingo in Cecil County had been a well-loved destination for
countless Maryland girl scouts when financial pressure forced the
scouting organization to consider selling the land-a concern for
generations of residents who cherished fond memories of summer camp.

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