Through nearly two dozen transactions, The Trust for Public Land reassembled the original farm property, worked with the Weir Farm Trust and the state to permanently protect it.
The Trust for Public Land led the effort to transform a 27-acre industrial site located in St. Paul's East Side into a park and nature sanctuary in honor of late Congressman Bruce Vento.
When Harold and Doris Sabo approached retirement, they decided to sell their 2,500-acre Clearwater County farm bordering the Red Lake Chippewa Reservation in northern Minnesota.
Native Dakota people once performed ceremonies on this hill overlooking the junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers in the Twin Cities suburb of Mendota Heights.
TPL helped add land to the Pipestone National Monument, a unit of the National Park Service that protects archaeological resources and natural features such as Winnewissa Falls on Pipestone Creek.
This historic ranch headquarters is wholly surrounded by the 71,000-acre Aqua Fria National Monument, which contains critical wildlife habitat and an extensive network of Native American sites.
The Hyde family bought this farm on the Chattahoochee River in the 1920s, and J.C. Hyde, the last of the family, farmed it until he was in his 90s, plowing by hand with the assistance of his stalwart mule, Nell, even as the land around the farm was consumed by urban sprawl.
This 485-acre property buffers 1.4 miles of the Chattahoochee River and served for more than a century as the "gateway" to Carroll County.
This park was the site of a series of engagements known as the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain and the Battle of Kolb's Farm, and was named one of "America's Most Endangered Civil War Battlefields" by the Civil War Preservation Trust.
TPL helped purchase more than a dozen properties for the park, including a former factory that was demolished to make way for a much-needed new parking lot.