As the Caribbean tourist season hits its peak, one of its best beaches has been protected from development, The Trust for Public Land announced today.
The Red Cliffs National Conservation Area and Red Cliffs Desert Reserve provide a way for people to experience this spectacular place on more than 130 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding while also protecting habitat for the Mojave desert tortoise and other wildlife.
“Colorful” is one way to describe the history of the Doody Homestead, which was until recently one of the two largest privately held properties, or inholdings, within Glacier National Park.
For several years, The Trust for Public Land and several partner organizations helped protect this property, linking it to nearby conservation lands, and creating a nine mile stretch of protected land along the river.
Encircled by public forest, the 665-acre Castle Valley Ranch near Cedar City, Utah, was family-owned for more than a century.
The majestic Sierra Buttes are a dramatic backdrop to the Northern Sierra's "Lakes Basin" and seemingly pristine landscape that few people realize was once actively mined as part of the Sierra Mother Lode, and has been fragmented into protected and unprotected parcels of property.
With its rugged terrain, mature forests, and remote location, the
14,000-acre Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness features stunning
waterfalls, rapids, ponds, oxbows, and terraces along the river's
13-mile run in Michigan's deepest valley.
In 2007, TPL protected the Venison Creek property, one of the largest contiguous blocks of privately-owned land within the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
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.
Sharing an eight-mile boundary with the popular Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, the 1,135-acre Moose Lake property was an attractive prospect for second home development.