Clean water protection
Sale and development of the ranch would have compromised recreational access to the river as well as water quality. To prevent this, The Trust for Public Land worked to protect the ranch with a conservation easement that will safeguard the corridor’s rural character and scenic views.
Working with the Mad River Valley community and the State of Vermont, we protected the 2,085-acre Dowsville Headwaters to Camel's Hump State Park, benefiting mountain bikers, hikers, backcountry skiers, snowmobilers, hunters, and other lovers of the outdoors.
Today The Trust for Public Land announced the acquisition of 260 acres of Francisco Farm, helping the Sussex County community save a local treasure from the threat of large-scale development.
A public celebration is being planned to note the acquisition of 226 acres of high-quality forestland in the Issaquah Alps—the result of a partnership between King County and The Trust for Public Land.
When the Northfield Mount Hermon school closed its campus, residents were concerned that the forest might be sold and developed. In March 2014, The Trust for Public Land reached an agreement that keeps the property off the market while we help raise public and private funds to permanently protect it.
Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) and The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit land conservation organization, have reached an agreement for the potential sale of the Northfield Forest and the East Northfield Water Company by NMH to The Trust for Public Land.
Today is World Water Day, and conservationists around the world are meeting up at creeks, beaches, and river banks to voice their support for clean water for all.
What would you do if an approved development in your town threatened to overwhelm the scenic landscape of a much-loved local farm with offices, stores, and 590 residences? That’s the crisis that faced rural Andover Borough in Sussex County several years ago.
At a ceremony held yesterday at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, The Trust for Public Land announced the winners of its sixth annual Conservation Leadership Awards. The awards recognize outstanding support for the conservation of Minnesota special places from city parks to wilderness areas.
The small town of Errol, N.H., created a Community Forest in 2005, and a new study shows that the town-owned and managed forest, called 13 Mile Woods Community Forest, contributes significantly to local economic and community development.