In Utah's southwest corner, the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert converge in a unique desert environment home to endangered species like the Mojave desert tortoise and native plants that grow nowhere else on Earth.
Imagine: The year is 1922 and you’re a locomotive engineer on the Great Northern Railroad with a hankering for moonshine. (Just go with it.) Your train is headed through the newly minted Glacier National Park, along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.... Read more
The Brainerd Lakes Area is one of Minnesota's most rapidly growing regions and a popular destination for many types of outdoor recreation.
Encircled by public forest, the 665-acre Castle Valley Ranch near Cedar City, Utah, was family-owned for more than a century. The diverse landscape includes meadows, woodlands, and wetlands that are home to many species of wildlife.
The majestic Sierra Buttes are a dramatic backdrop to the Northern Sierra's "Lakes Basin." Few people realize that this apparently pristine landscape was once actively mined as part of the Sierra Mother Lode.
With its rugged terrain, mature forests, and remote location, the
14,000-acre Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness features stunning
waterfalls, rapids, ponds, oxbows, and terraces along the river's
13-mile run in Michigan's deepest valley.... Read more
In partnership with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, TPL protected the Venison Creek property, one of the largest contiguous blocks of privately-owned land within the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
Totally surrounded by the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, this 80-acre Bayfield County property was one of the few remaining privately held lands within the national forest. This property includes a mature stand of northern hardwood forest.
Sharing an eight-mile boundary with the popular Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, the 1,135-acre Moose Lake property was an attractive prospect for second home development.
TPL has helped protect significant historical resources in Chickamauga National Military Park.