Conservation easements

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

TPL has been working with Maine Farmland Trust and the local Windham Land Trust to conserve Clark Farm since 2008, and has secured funding to purchase 217 acres of the farm.

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. Sherman's advance on Atlanta. More than 150,000 soldiers fought for two days; thousands were killed or wounded, and the battle ended with the Confederate soldiers in retreat.

Farmed for more than 50 years by the Ross family, Rossview Farm draws many loyal local and area visitors to its scenic
beauty and for the experience of buying fresh food and forest products
from the farm.

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. But as rising land values make land more valuable as real estate than timberland, land is being broken up and sold for second-home development.

In the Brainerd Lakes area, The Trust for Public Land led an effort to purchase a working forest conservation easement over 4,776 acres of prime forestland owned by the Potlatch Corporation.

Located in the High Uinta Range in scenic Summit County, Utah, the forests, alpine lakes, beaver ponds, and streams of this 8,890-acre 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.

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.

With Park City but a few miles away from OW ranch, development and
subdivisions have been spilling eastward for years into the farming
communities, threatening the rural landscape.

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