Clean water protection
A vital habitat corridor adjacent to both the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and New Jersey state forest lands will become an addition to the refuge, The Trust for Public Land and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today.
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Camp Conowingo in Cecil County had been a well-loved destination for countless Maryland girl scouts when financial pressure forced the scouting organization to consider selling the land-a concern for generations of residents who cherished fond memories of... Read more
This report presents the cases of four watersheds where land conservation is helping preserve water quality.
Scenic Lester Lake in Minnesota's North Woods was under substantial second home development pressure when The Trust for Public Land stepped in to help preserve the lake and its idyllic surroundings. TPL worked with the state and local partners, such as the... Read more
The Trust for Public Land and a technical team of local and state experts developed a GIS-based model that identifies the lands within the Tualatin River watershed most important for conserving water quality—including restoration sites.
Thirty minutes southwest of the Twin Cities, Savage Fen Scientific and Natural Area (SNA) is an ecological treasury that became almost 70 acres richer in late 2010. Rather than develop his land, local resident, farmer, and former City of Savage parks... Read more
The Lower Meramec River Basin was identified as an ideal location for a pilot project to demonstrate how forestland protection and management in watersheds can protect drinking water supplies.
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. This has left the land in a fragmented... Read more