The Hood Canal is a unique natural waterway stretching for more than 50 miles through some of Puget Sound's most pristine forestlands. More than 50,000 acres around this waterway are under development pressure, threatening the economic and environmental... Read more

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... Read more

Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Map - Barnegat Bay

Pleasure House Point, a 122-acre waterfront parcel at Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Beach had been eyed by residents, conservationists, real estate developers, and local officials for years. With a mile of frontage on Pleasure House Creek and the Lynnhaven... Read more

In Los Angeles County, where 98 percent of coastal wetlands have been filled in and developed, conservationists have worked for three decades to protect the last remnant of the historic Ballona Wetlands near the Los Angeles International Airport. The... Read more

Staten Island's wetlands filter harmful chemicals from the water, buffer inland regions from storms, and control erosion—all while providing food and habitat for fish, birds, and other wildlife. Eighty percent of the island's historic wetlands have been... Read more


Superstorm Sandy dramatized the importance of preserving low-lying coastal lands, and The Trust for Public Land has helped protect more than 1,800 acres in the New York Harbor region. Many of our waterfront projects in Brooklyn and Staten Island... Read more

Fact Sheet: Protecting the Forests of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed by Enhancing Local Land Conservation Funding

For more than 20 years, The Trust for Public Land (TPL) has worked with local partners in New Jersey's Barnegat Bay watershed to conserve this nationally recognized refuge and recreation destination. This brochure summarizes our work in the area.

Less than two hours by car from both the growing urban centers of Chicago and Milwaukee, this region faces steady development pressure. The State Wildlife Action Plans for both Wisconsin and Illinois cite fragmentation as a leading threat to the integrity... Read more