In early 2000s, Deschutes County was one of the most rapidly growing counties in the state. Beautiful scenery, accessible recreation, and abundant wildlife attracted people and business, transforming the local economy, and threatening the very qualities newcomers found so attractive.
In 2008, The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with Deschutes Land Trust, city administrators and local Parks and Recreation departments throughout the county undertook to create a comprehensive plan—or greenprint—of Deschutes County.
Beginning in 2010, The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with Green Shores NYC, developed a green vision for the East River shoreline in Astoria and Long Island, Queens.
In Texas, the nation's "Third Coast" stretches 367 miles from Louisiana to Mexico and includes the state's rarest environments. Along the coast are ancient hardwood forests; coastal prairies, barrier islands, bays and wetlands; and bayous that reach deep into the heart of Houston, the nation's 4th-largest city, and a key port to and producer of much of the nation's domestic energy.
In 2006, The Trust for Public Land helped the Office of Hawaiian Affairs reacquire the 1,875 acre valley, one of the last intact ahupua'a (traditional mountain to sea land division) on the island of O'ahu with special funding from the US Army.
This report serves as a guide to the open space needs of the Austin/Travis County area today and in the future.
This is a summary of a longer report that explores the changing nature of agricultural production in the Okanogan Valley
and the complementary roles of agricultural land preservation and land conservation.
Six properties on Skiff Mountain in northwest Connecticut will be permanently protected from development, The Trust for Public Land announced today. Combined, the properties total 705 acres and all are now protected from future development through conservation easements funded by the U.S. Forest Service Forest Legacy Program. The State of Connecticut will manage the easements.
The Chambers County Greenprint report provides a vision for future growth and plan for protecting important natural resources Chambers County is experiencing new opportunities as development and economic growth march steadily east from Harris County.
The Penobscot Valley Community Greenprint report identifies the characteristics of this rich gateway to Maine's Great Northern Forest that make it special, sustain its quality of life, and attract people and businesses and uses mapping to prioritize strategies for protecting these parts of the landscape.