Clean water protection

The scenic Vallecitos High Country Ranch offers dramatic views and a rich, healthy habitat. But at 11,655 acres, this key property in the Rio Vallecitos watershed is at high risk of development. TPL and our partners are working to protect this area,... Read more

Morgan Ranch is a private homestead dating back to the gold-rush era of the late 1800s. It sits at the heart of the Frank Church—River of Return Wilderness, the second-largest protected wilderness in the continental United States. Along with the adjacent... Read more

The Isinglass River flows through one of the fastest-growing regions of New Hampshire. It is a prized recreation spot for local anglers and boating enthusiasts, as well as a critical source of drinking water for many towns.

In 2008, we worked with... Read more

The Stemilt-Squilchuck Watershed lies southwest of Wenatchee in the beautiful Cascade foothills. In 2007, 2,580 acres in the heart of the watershed were to be sold to a developer specializing in high-end resorts. To save this landscape, The Trust for... Read more

Over the past 50 years, more than 97% of the coastal wetlands on the Detroit River have been destroyed by shoreline development. Although the remaining marsh has been recognized as globally unique in the habitat it provides for fish and wildlife, this land... Read more

Famed biologist, E. O. Wilson, claims Tuscaloosa County’s Hurricane Creek to be one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world.  This land, located within minutes of the University of Alabama, has been a much-loved destination amongst students and locals... Read more

Everyone understands the value of lakefront property. But a nearly four-acre tract of Lake Erie shoreline between a recreational park and a municipal beach in Port Clinton was a treasure that presented a rare opportunity to preserve coastal wetlands and... Read more

Located between Cleveland and Toledo, East Sandusky Bay is a naturally functioning freshwater marsh along the Lake Erie shoreline. This irreplaceable resource, with its hardwood forest, woodland swamp, cattail marsh, and open-water habitat, is a prime... Read more

Middle Bass Island in Lake Erie is home to a new nature preserve. The 7.8-acre island property—with extensive migratory bird habitat and a large population of the Lake Erie watersnake—was threatened with development for residential and vacation homes.... Read more

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