Water

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.

The 113 acres known as the Primrose Farm Estates are part of the watershed between Primrose Brook and the Passaic River-important to water quality in New Jersey's Harding Township, and beyond.

Less than an hour from the bustle of downtown Boston, this forest hideaway provides a peaceful refuge for foxes, otters, songbirds—and people.

For years, The Trust for Public Land has been in the forefront in acquiring and protecting flood-prone natural areas along Barnegat Bay . Post-Sandy, we’re stepping up these efforts to provide green infrastructure as a tool to build more climate-resilient communities.

Map of completed projects in New Jersey, updated 2012.

How student designers and their playgrounds are tackling New York City’s water woes.

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