Conservation Finance

By a margin of 9 to 1, Maine voters say that nature is essential to their quality of life.  And most of these same voters see Maine's environment as the foundation for the state's economy - at a time when... Read more

Federal transportation programs will continue to have a tremendous impact on the character of communities in the 21st century.  The reauthorization of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) provides an opportunity to build on the... Read more

Massachusett's Community Preservation Program is about maintaining quality of life in our municipalities by empowering cities and towns to preserve what is important to their individual character. One means of empowering communities is to provide them with... Read more

The Trust for Public Land, a national conservation organization, today praised a bill introduced by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) that would fully... Read more

Nestled downstream from Michigan's Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness Area is the last remaining private property in the Prickett Lake watershed. For several years The Trust for Public Land has been building on earlier efforts to protect this key recreation... Read more

A 60-acre gem located in Lake Vermilion's Wolf Bay, Wolf Island is a place of legend and lore, with historical ties to both Native Americans and Voyageurs. Located in Lake Vermilion's Wolf Bay, the island’s rich history is well-documented by John Jaeger, a... Read more

The 775-acre Wye Mountain headwaters property lies along the north shore of Lake Maumelle and is under imminent threat of development. In response to the State of Arkansas's request for assistance in protecting this critical watershed land, TPL is seeking... Read more

In 2009, The Trust for Public Land completed its first conservation acquisition on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The 88.5-acre Santos Farm in Milford Township, Pike County, includes more than 4,000 feet of... Read more

An iconic mountaintop with stunning views of the Connecticut River, Monandnock Mountain in Lemington was the crown jewel of a land deal where TPL acquired 14 separate parcels in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom from International Paper Realty Corporation. Using... Read more

Legislation being considered this week by the House of Representatives will virtually eliminate funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and have drastic impacts on communities across the nation, according to The Trust for Public Land. The... Read more