Conservation Finance

TPL's partnership with the City of Burlington began in 1991, when TPL helped the city purchase 45 acres of land on Lake Champlain from the Central Vermont Railway. The property, which includes an abandoned rail line, was protected with a mix of funding... Read more

With funding from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, TPL preserved nearly 4,000 acres of valuable habitat within the Ouachita National Forest. TPL worked with nonprofit partners to build grassroots support for the acquisition. The locals'... Read more

Located in central Louisiana, the Kisatchie National Forest is a sportsperson's paradise, with an estimated 706,262 annual visitors. Within the forest lies the Nantachie-Saline Restoration Area, a 20,000-acre privately owned inholding that The Trust for... Read more

In the 1940s, tens of thousands of acres of forest in Louisiana's Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley were clear cut and converted to cotton and other crops. In 2003 we began to purchase and restore 11,000-acres of the property as an addition that connects... Read more

In 1995, TPL helped the city of Montpelier acquire 152 acres as an addition to the city's North Branch Recreation area, which includes a network of trails, parks, and open lands. This land provides important habitat for beaver, moose, and other wildlife as... 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

Coastal Beaufort County is South Carolina's fastest-growing county and home to Hilton Head Island, a popular resort and retirement community. In 2000, voters passed, with TPL's help, a $40 million bond referendum to protect natural areas, historic sites,... Read more

Louisiana has lost tens of thousands of acres of coastal wetlands in the past half-century, and faces the loss of more coastal wetlands because of sea level increases caused by climate change. The loss of coastal wetlands also hurts the state's protection... Read more

The Trust for Public Land, working with its lobbying and campaign affiliate known as The Conservation Campaign (TCC) assists community leaders and citizen groups with campaigns to win voter approval of... Read more

The Trust for Public Land's Conservation Finance Program provides professional, technical assistance services to state and local government executives, legislatures, and public agencies that need to research and evaluate conservation finance options. Our... Read more

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