Water

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.

A public celebration is being planned to note the acquisition of 226 acres of high-quality forestland in the Issaquah Alps—the result of a partnership between King County and The Trust for Public Land.

After Northfield Mount Hermon School closed its Northfield campus, the school’s scenic forest property—made up of woodlands, trails, and reservoir—was at imminent risk of being sold and subdivided. In June 2016, any threat to the property was successfully thwarted when The Trust for Public Land and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) celebrated the complete and permanent protection of nearly 1,300 acres of land within the forest.

Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) and The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit land conservation organization, have reached an agreement for the potential sale of the Northfield Forest and the East Northfield Water Company by NMH to The Trust for Public Land.

Today is World Water Day, and conservationists around the world are meeting up at creeks, beaches, and river banks to voice their support for clean water for all.

What would you do if an approved development in your town threatened to overwhelm the scenic landscape of a much-loved local farm with offices, stores, and 590 residences? That’s the crisis that faced rural Andover Borough in Sussex County several years ago.

At a ceremony held yesterday at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, The Trust for Public Land announced the winners of its sixth annual Conservation Leadership Awards. The awards recognize outstanding support for the conservation of Minnesota special places from city parks to wilderness areas.

The small town of Errol, N.H., created a Community Forest in 2005, and a new study shows that the town-owned and managed forest, called 13 Mile Woods Community Forest, contributes significantly to local economic and community development.

The protection of land and water in western Montana's Haskill basin is the nation's top-ranked working forest conservation project for the U.S. Forest Service, The Trust for Public Land announced today.

We are working in partnership with King County Parks, to protect the land in "the Issaquah Alps" that will become a future regional county-owned park.

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