Community forests

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.

For over a hundred and fifty years, the people of The Forks region have based their livelihood on working forests.  Cold Stream Forest is now part of Maine's Public Reserve Lands system.

Map of completed projects in Vermont through 2013.

Our favorite thing about winter? Snow! From snowball fights in frosty fields to sledding, skiing, and snowshoeing, we love to play in fresh powder. Many of the parks and natural spaces we’ve protected--or are working to conserve--are best explored when blanketed in white. So grab your coat and mittens and enjoy one of our favorite winter playgrounds this season. And don’t forget the hot chocolate.

Sprucewood Forest is a key linkage to existing conservation lands. The wildlife habitat, scenic beauty, and recreational value of this property make the forest a conservation priority for the town of Durham.

Ryan Creek is a tributary of the Humboldt Bay, a coastal lagoon on California's rugged North Coast. We are working with Green Diamond Resource Company to preserve 7,550 acres in this area as a community forest outside of Eureka.

Money might grow on trees, after all. In Barre Town, Vermont, a new study shows how creating a community forest could help boost the local economy.

The Town of Albany worked with The Trust for Public Land to create a 300-acre town forest on the eastern edge of the White Mountain National Forest.

Deep in the far northwest corner of Montana near the City of Troy sits 28,000 acres containing some of the state's best fisheries and wildlife habitat, and a highly productive working forest.

Established in 1956, Arcata's community forest is the oldest city-owned community forest west of the Rockies.

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