Conservation easements

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 by the Green Crow Corporation.

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: New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

In 2005, the historic Ballam Farm, situated on the banks of the
Connecticut River and above the town of Walpole's most productive
drinking water aquifer, was nearly sold for development into a car

TPL has conserved acres of river-front properties located on Moody Bridge Road near Hadley—including more than 4,000 feet of frontage on the Fort River—for addition to the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.

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.

In 1999, The Trust for Public Land protected the 292-acre Sahlin Farm, the largest undeveloped forested parcel on the Severn River.

Cedar Springs is just 30 minutes from downtown Flagstaff and 45 minutes from the Grand Canyon. TPL successfully approached the landowner--who had a long, dedicated history of conservation--with the proposal that Cedar Springs become Arizona's first FLP project.

Located in the highest-elevation headwaters of three major rivers—the Middle Yuba, the Little Truckee, and the Feather-nearly 1,200 acres are now protected through the first-ever conservation easement acquired from Sierra Pacific Industries.

At more than 3,000 acres, Rancho Monte Alegre the largest remaining undeveloped landscape in the Carpentaria foothills.  

In October 2005, The Trust for Public Land helped the owners of Dunn Ranch place a conservation easement over the property, which protects the land from development and ensures that the ranch's water will continue to be used for agricultural purposes.