LWCF Saves Places Americans Love
Federal support from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has been critical to the conservation of some of our
nation's most treasured spaces. We collected a few of our favorite images of some special places TPL helped save with LWCF, and put together a slide show narrated by Alan Front, former TPL Senior Vice President. A complete list of these projects follows.
Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, Tennessee
Protecting historic Civil War Battlefield sites is an important part of TPL's
Congaree National Park, South Carolina
TPL has helped protect property in the Congaree National Park which holds the
largest intact tract of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest in the United
States, and features
Cuyahoga National Park, Cleveland,
Several projects in this parkland helped conserve land along the historic
corridor along the Erie Canal.
Gila National Forest,New Mexico
The sixth largest national forest in the contiguous United States. TPL has
several projects in New Mexico's watersheds.
Madison River, Montana
TPL helped conserve almost 1,700 acres of critical habitat and hunting and
fishing grounds in Yellowstone National Park.
Monroe School, Kansas
This school was involved in the Brown v. Board of Education suit, in which the
Supreme Court outlawed segregation and is now a National Park Service site.
Murphy Farm (Harpers Ferry
National Park), West Virginia
This project protected the site of both a Civil War battle and a historic
meeting of African-American leaders that led to the creation of the NAACP.
Reeb claim/New World Mining District, Montana
This project will add almost 1,500 acres from a private mining claim to the
Gallatin and Custer National Forests, just outside of Yellowstone National
Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge
This refuge is part of TPL's Connecticut River Program, protects important
habitat in four states (CT, MA, NH, VT)
Tahoe National Forest,
One of many TPL projects that consolidate tracts of land (and their ecosystems)
where ownership falls into "checkerboard" patterns.