Habitat

Today, Former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), along with the Jackson Hole Land Trust, and Trust for Public Land announced that Senator Kohl has donated nearly 1,000 acres in the Upper Gros Ventre to The Trust for Public Land—the nation's leading nonprofit working to conserve land. The transfer from private ownership to The Trust for Public Land will support multi-pronged efforts to conserve one of the most pristine, beautiful landscapes in Wyoming.

In 2010, The Trust for Public Land protected an additional 64 acres for Allemansrätt Wilderness Park in Lindstrom. In 2014, we helped add the Lake Cabin, an emigrant house from the 1890s, and a 30-acre peninsula with beautiful lakefront views.

The Trust for Public Land worked with the Stimson Lumber Company and the Idaho Department of Lands to protect 6,846 acres in the McArthur Lake Wildlife Corridor.

The protection of 40 acres that will preserve the natural beauty of the main entrance of Chiricahua National Monument has been successfully completed, The Trust for Public Land announced today.

The Trust for Public Land, the U.S. Forest Service, the Idaho Department of Lands, and the Stimson Lumber Company today announced they have permanently protected 6,847 acres of forestland in northern Idaho. The land will remain in active timber production; protect wildlife habitat; and be forever available for public hunting, fishing, hiking and outdoor recreation.

A few years ago, 6 year-old Maddy McCuin made an appeal to the owners of The Preserve to let her buy the property. Since infancy, Miss McCuin had hiked the woods with her parents. In 2011, as her mom Suellen Kozey McCuin was leaving their house for a meeting to decide the fate of the forest, Maddy backed up her request to purchase the property with $5.63-her total piggy bank savings at the time. Although it would take several more years, and millions more dollars, her vision of protecting The Preserve is coming to fruition.

The fastest growing city in America is also gaining new parkland. The Purgatory Creek Natural Area in San Marcos, Texas, will gain an additional 89 acres of open space and habitat to increase public access to nature in the city’s biggest park. The Trust for Public Land secured the property for conveyance later this week to the City of San Marcos, as a critical addition to the natural area.

In the suburbs of Portland, Maine, residents of Cumberland and North Yarmouth use Knight's Pond and Blueberry Hill for outdoor recreation year-round.

A conservation project intended to protect local jobs, including those in the timber and recreation industries, has been completed in the Androscoggin River headwaters, The Trust for Public Land and several partners announced today.

This report examines how Land and Water Conservation Fund investments in Forest Service land acquisitions have strengthened six unique communities across the country by assisting locally-initiated forest protection efforts in California, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Georgia, Montana, Washington, and Oregon.

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