Conservation easements

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.

In 2009, the Trust for Public Land secured a conservation easement on the Half Circle cattle ranch, permanently protecting the ranch from development.

In 2009, following a decade of work, The Trust for Public Land created public access to the Chestnut Mountain trailhead, gateway to Bozeman Pass

In 2008 The Trust for Public Land protected 11,000 acres of Sun ranch, located between the Madison River and the Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area

In 2006, The Trust for Public Land placed a conservation easement over 1,521 acres of Olliffe ranch.

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.

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.

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.

TPL helped the US Navy and Plaquemines Parish in Belle Chasse, Louisiana create a park that protects the Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base operations and the local water supply.

The Trust for Public Land helped create this pocket park just outside its Montpelier office at Court and Elm, and donated a conservation easement over the park area to the Capital Area Land Trust, ensuring that even if the property is eventually sold, the park will remain open to the public.