Habitat

Long-sought public access to Victoria Lake and the Ontonagon River has been secured in a 245-acre addition to the Ottawa National Forest, The Trust for Public Land and U.S. Forest Service announced today. The three-mile long lake protects water quality in the West Branch of the Ontonagon River.

The Trust for Public Land has partnered with Readiness Environmental Protection Integration (REPI)-a program to buffer critical military installations-to help purchase land on the Olympic Peninsula to add to Dosewallips State Park.

Ackerson Meadow's unrivaled location and scenic beauty have also attracted the attention of developers. Understanding that the threat of development is real, we are working quickly to protect the land as an addition to Yosemite National Park for millions of visitors to enjoy and for wildlife to thrive.

The Trust for Public Land announced today that after a generous $40,000 challenge grant by Green Mountain Power and VELCO, only $45,000 remains to be raised to permanently protect the proposed Jim Jeffords State Forest.

The Trust for Public Land worked with the LaRue family to secure funding to purchase a conservation easement for this 186 acre ranch in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Conserving this land will preserve the scenic viewshed, wildlife habitat, ensure water quality, and help maintain the rural ranching economy.

The Trust for Public Land today praised leaders of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for including permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) in an energy-related bill.

The Trust for Public Land recently coordinated a transaction of forested land near the Dosewallips River in partnership with the Navy, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and Pope Resources.

The Trust for Public Land is currently working in partnership with the town of Milan and the Northern Forest Center to join newly conserved property with existing publicly owned land to create a community forest that will support sustainable timber harvesting and protect habitat and recreation lands.

A bankrupt ski resort in West Windsor could become a year-round haven for outdoor sports. But first the town, with support from a land trust, has to raise enough money to buy a big chunk of the land.

With support from community members and city officials, The Trust for Public Land helped protect 100 acres of Mercer Slough for the parks department as an addition to an urban wetland park.

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