Community forests

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.

The Crown of the Continent is the largest intact eco-system in the lower 48 states. To safeguard this unique habitat from fragmentation, The Trust for Public Land and its partners are working to consolidate “checkerboard” ownership patterns into an uninterrupted network of conserved lands.

The serenity of this pristine mountain lake captured the attention of Charles Lindbergh after his famous solo trans-Atlantic flight of 1927. Just 60 miles from Missoula to the south and Glacier National Park to the north, Lindbergh Lake offers visitors awe-inspiring views of the Mission and Swan Mountain Ranges.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.