Conservation easements

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.

Massachusett's Community Preservation Program is about maintaining quality of life in our municipalities by empowering cities and towns to preserve what is important to their individual character. This report provides the kind of information communities need to evaluate alternative futures.

The Trust for Public Land worked with local advocacy groups to bring new life to this four-acre park by finding ways to fund an improved design.

Protecting the land and livelihood of the Nelson family, fifth generation ranchers in rural Washington.

For nearly 50 years, Tall Timber Ranch has been the home
of a Presbyterian Church wilderness camp, reaching out to
children and adults alike with a powerful combination of social
and environmental messages, establishing and nurturing a love
for nature in a theological context.

This spectacular valley in south-central Colorado is one of the last remaining places where ranching is still the main way of life. Since 2000, we have spearheaded an ambitious and collaborative program to preserve the beauty and way of life in the Wet Mountain Valley.

In early 2011, The Trust for Public Land conserved a large, forested wetlands property along a half-mile of Ayers Creek, a popular canoeing and kayaking destination. The property, a priority for local conservation efforts, is within the 4,000-acre Holly Grove Swamp area, and will be the first large wooded area available for public access in northern Worcester County.

Covering 31,300 acres of remote forests, streams, and ponds, the Androscoggin Headwaters near Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest unprotected properties remaining in the state of New Hampshire.

In 2000, this critical strip of land nestled between two designated wilderness areas near Aspen and Crested Butte was in jeopardy from development. Concerned about the threat to the area’s natural beauty and its importance for biological research, community leaders turned to The Trust for Public Land for help.

Across the Tennessee River from the heart of Chattanooga, this winding greenway is a linear park that includes two miles of hiking and biking trail, three canoe access points, a picnic pavilion and restrooms.