Clean water protection

Water woes have always been a fact of life in the American West: it’s a region defined less by a compass point than by the fact that its residents can’t take the rains for granted. This year, El Niño-driven storms have helped refill depleted reservoirs and... Read more

While increasing numbers of tourists and new residents are helping grow the local economy, the communities of Greater Sandpoint want to encourage sustainable economic development and retain the livability and spectacular scenery that make it such a special place. This all depends on protecting the small-town character and natural and recreational resources that are essential to the local quality of life. 

The recent purchase of 2,085 acres in Duxbury by The Trust for Public Land will boost Camels Hump State Park's amenities, access and wildlife, according to a news release Monday from the California-based nonprofit.

Camel’s Hump State Park is growing by more than 2,000 acres, The Trust for Public Land and State of Vermont announced today.

Super-slides and wave pools? Try bioswales and rain gardens. Across the country, city parks are doing double-duty to help control stormwater—and infrastructure’s rarely looked so good.

I’m a lifelong fisherman. My father and I started fishing together in the early 1970s, and we’ve been at it ever since. We’ll both fish for anything with fins, but our favorite is wild brook trout in the streams of Maine’s north woods. One of our favorite places, Cold Stream, is only an hour up Route 201 from my home in Skowhegan.

A “landmark” conservation project will protect more than 8,000 acres of prime habitat for deer and wild brook trout in northwestern Maine.

After four years of funding delays, two conservation groups announced Friday they have purchased an 8,159-acre parcel that will provide the public with access to the Cold Stream forest in western Maine. The purchase also will protect valuable deer wintering and brook trout habitat.

The Trust for Public Land and Trout Unlimited today announced the purchase of the Cold Stream forest, a 8,159-acre property near the The Forks which will provide public access and protect habitat for deer and wild brook trout, including more than 3,000 acres of deer wintering area and seven wild brook trout ponds. 

New Jersey’s Pine Barrens are an oasis for wildlife, plants … and people seeking some peace and quiet in the middle of America’s most densely-populated state.

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