Conservation easements

In 2009, The Trust for Public Land and our local partner, the Gallatin Valley Land Trust secured a conservation easement on the Half Circle cattle ranch, permanently protecting the ranch from development and establishing... Read more

A Four-State Watershed at the Heart of New England
The 410-mile Connecticut River is New England's largest river, draining a 7.2 million-acre watershed that supports fisheries, farmlands, forests, and fresh water in four states:... Read more

Less than 20 minutes from the heart of town is Chestnut Mountain, Bozeman’s newest trailhead and gateway to Bozeman Pass, offering some of the best outdoor recreation in Montana. The trailhead, used by hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians, is also a... Read more

In 1999, the proposed construction of 454 homes threatened 425 acres on the western side of Mountain Island Lake, only a thousand feet from water intakes for the communities of Gastonia and Mount Holly. As part of a long-term effort to preserve the water... Read more

Residents of Plaquemines Parish gained a park, while the US Navy secured its Belle Chasse airbase operations in 2009, when TPL partnered with the community and the military to purchase 201 acres that had been planned for a subdivision.

The property... Read more

At nearly 76,000 acres, Fort A.P. Hill is one of the largest military installations on the East Coast, partially located in Caroline County, the third fastest growing county in Virginia. In 2006, TPL joined a coalition of conservation and historic... Read more

The flourishing 1,400-acre property in King George County, Virginia referred to as Cedar Grove Farm is a perfect example of a victorious preservation project along the Potomac. For the first time, this transaction combined a conservation easement and... Read more

For decades, TPL has been helping to create pocket parks in American cities, leading staffers in TPL's Montpelier office to decide conservation should start close to home. Assembling grant funds and coordinating with city, state, and nonprofit partners,... Read more

TPL conserved more than 5,700 acres of private forestland, known as Eden Forest, in the towns of Johnson and Eden, Vermont. The property, which borders four miles of the Long Trail State Forest, will continue to be owned and sustainably managed for timber... Read more

Working with the Marine Corps Air Station and the SC Conservation Bank, TPL placed a conservation easement on the 375-acre McLeod Farms, now owned by Beaufort County. The preservation of the farm ensures habitat for a variety of species including deer,... Read more

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