Conservation easements

The Trust for Public Land helps municipalities and other local partners conserve farmland under pressure or directly threatened with development.

217 acres of the Clark Farm in Windham, Maine has been permanently protected for farming and recreational access, the Clark Family, The Trust for Public Land, Maine Farmland Trust, and... Read more

In May, 1864, Confederate troops under General Joseph E. Johnson dug fortifications into rolling hills in Resaca, Georgia, attempting to stall the Union Major General William T.

Rossview Farm had been worked by the Ross family for 50 years. When this generation was ready to retire, they needed to decide whether to sell to developers or to find a way to enable their son to take over, and still afford retirement and a fair outcome... Read more

For generations, the private timberlands of Minnesota's Northwoods have supported jobs, provided wildlife habitat and clean water, offered recreation to local residents, and attracted millions of visitors each year.

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

Located in the High Uinta Range in scenic Summit County, Utah, the forests, alpine lakes, beaver ponds, and streams of the 8,890-acre Chalk Creek ranch offer an abundance of wildlife habitat.

Located on the eastern border of the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake
City, 7,300-acre Peaceful Valley Ranch epitomizes the region's pastoral
beauty. This working ranch has been in the same ownership for more than

A thousand years ago, the Fremont People thrived in southeast Utah. One
of their settlements was along a stream that would come to be known as
Range Creek, on 4,000-acre Wilcox Ranch. For two generations, the Wilcox

With Park City just a few miles away, development and subdivisions have been spilling eastward for years into the farming communities, threatening the rural landscape.  In 2007, TPL was able to place a conservation easement on 140 acres of OW Ranch,... Read more