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.
After a twelve-year effort, 1,145 acres of pristine forestland are now part of Uncompahgre National Forest in Ophir Valley—forever protecting wildlife habitat, water quality, and an unbroken landscape for the public to hike and explore, The Trust for Public Land announced today.
The overgrown Coogan Farm dates to the 17th century and is a keystone parcel between Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport and the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center property once eyed for development, but some locals had a different idea.
Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Superintendent Dr. William Hite and The Trust for Public Land made two announcements today regarding the City's efforts to green schoolyards and recreation centers. Construction is nearly complete on a new schoolyard at William Dick Elementary School which will officially open to students and the community later this summer. Across the street from the school, construction is beginning at Hank Gathers Recreation Center.
The Trust for Public Land is working with cities along the Chattahoochee River to create a paddling trail along a 52-mile stretch that will help establish the area as destination for recreation and ecotourism.
Sale and development of the ranch would have compromised recreational access to the river as well as water quality. To prevent this, The Trust for Public Land worked to protect the ranch with a conservation easement that will safeguard the corridor’s rural character and scenic views.
Working with the Mad River Valley community and the State of Vermont, we protected the 2,085-acre Dowsville Headwaters to Camel's Hump State Park, benefiting mountain bikers, hikers, backcountry skiers, snowmobilers, hunters, and other lovers of the outdoors.
Today The Trust for Public Land announced the acquisition of 260 acres of Francisco Farm, helping the Sussex County community save a local treasure from the threat of large-scale development.