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

The Madison River between the Three Dollar Bridge and Raynolds Pass, west of Yellowstone National Park, is one of the West's premier trout fisheries. Owners of the historic Olliffe Ranch have always allowed access to the river across their private land,... Read more

Stretching between the Madison River and the Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area, the Sun Ranch contains some of the most valuable wildlife habitat in the entire Greater Yellowstone region. It provides critical big-game winter range for elk, mule deer, moose,... 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

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

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,  The Trust for Public Land has been helping to create pocket parks in American cities, leading staffers in our Montpelier office to decide conservation should start close to home. Assembling grant funds and coordinating with city, state, and... 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