Community forests

These 171,000 acres at the northern tip of the state encompass
almost the entire watershed of four lakes that form the Connecticut
River's headwaters.

In 2003 we began to purchase and restore 11,000-acres of the property as an addition that connects two units of the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge into one contiguous conservation area. We have reforested over 8,000 acres by planting 3.3 million native trees. When fully-grown these trees will sequester over 2.5 million tonnes of carbon.

Located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Virginia's George Washington National Forest protects wildlife habitat and offers spectacular scenery.

Totally surrounded by the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, this 80-acre Bayfield County property was one of the few remaining privately held lands within the national forest.

In yet another partnership with the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, TPL helped conserve the last remaining unprotected tract on Mirror Lake, located just 20 miles west of Chequamegon Bay in Lake Superior.

Canthook and Steelhead Lakes represent a rare opportunity in northern Wisconsin to protect intact and undeveloped wild glacial lakes.

TPL worked with the New York town of Greenburg, Westchester County, and the Open Space Institute to protect Glenville Woods as a nature preserve that is part of a 580-acre strip of unbroken forest enhancing access to existing trails including the North County Trailway and the Tarrytown Lakes Trail.

In Louisiana, we are working to mitigate the effects of climate change by sequestering carbon through reforestation and restoring wetlands that buffer coasts from storm damage.

Protected in 2008 by The Trust for Public Land, the Chisolm Plantation includes nearly 3,500 acres of marshland and 550 upland acres of hardwood, palm and pine forests, hundreds of acres of freshwater wetlands and several undeveloped marsh islands.

Formerly owned by the Stanley Tool Company, this land in the towns of Chittenden, Pittsfield and Killington near the Green Mountain National Forest once supplied timber for the manufacture of tool handles for hammers.

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