Community forests

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.

In order to achieve the full potential of Community Forests, a strong infrastructure of support is needed for communities that want to own and manage forestland. This report offers an assessment of community needs, the needs of supporting institutions, the state of the current infrastructure and recommendations on what is required to coordinate and strengthen
existing capacities and build new support where it is needed.

This report offers an assessment of community needs, the needs of supporting institutions, the state of the current infrastructure and recommendations on what is required to coordinate and strengthen existing capacities and build new support where it is needed.

Located between the Bob Marshall and Mission Mountain Wilderness Areas, the Swan Valley is one of the most ecologically diverse areas within the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. Until recently, land ownership here formed a checkerboard pattern—one square mile sections alternating in private and public ownership.

Covering 31,300 acres of remote forests, streams, and ponds, the Androscoggin Headwaters near Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest unprotected properties remaining in the state of New Hampshire.

The Trust for Public Land worked with the Millstone Trails Association and the Town of Barre to create a new community forest with 70-miles of heart-pounding mountain biking trails for the Town of Barre out of 355 acres of former quarry land.

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