Today The Trust for Public Land announced a significant purchase of land to help protect the Toms River corridor. The 195 acres, which are part of the Barnegat Bay watershed, will provide both residents and visitors to the Jersey Shore with a nearby place to hike, bike, canoe, and just experience nature.
Florida's Water and Land Legacy announced today that the Water and Land Conservation constitutional amendment has surpassed the statewide signature requirement to be placed on the November 2014 ballot.
To ensure that everyone can their property as a wildlife haven, the Koester family worked with The Trust for Public Land and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to transform 460 acres of their land into the Prairie Creek Wildlife Management Area.
The Trust for Public Land worked to protect more than 350 acres surrounding a section of trail in Stamford for the Green Mountain National Forest.
Robie Farm in Piermont, New Hampshire, is a multigenerational family farm supplying milk, cheese, and meats to more than 50 restaurants and markets in New England. The 150-acre farm is a community icon and a vital link in the local food economy.
Nearly 700 acres of new public land south of the Twin Cities will be available for hunting, bird watching and other recreation as a new wildlife management area emerges and another grows, according to The Trust for Public Land and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
The Trust for Public Land has added a 20-acre Soque River property in Habersham County, Georgia, to the Chattahoochee National Forest. The property fronts the Soque River, a popular cold water stream destination for fly fishers, and is bounded on two sides by the Chattahoochee National Forest adjacent to the Tray Mountain Wilderness Area.
The Trust for Public Land is working with the state Department of Natural Resources to protect 128 acres of Blakeley Bluffs as an addition to the Ney Wildlife Management Area.
Montana's Haskill Basin provides nearly 75 percent of the water supply for the town of Whitefish, located near Glacier National Park. Any development on 3,000 acres of the basin near the Whitefish Mountain Resort and Iron Horse golf community would put the town's water supply and rural character at risk.
When highway construction threatened Pike Lake, a haven for wildlife and a popular recreation spot, the city of Prior Lake asked The Trust for Public Land for help.