The 18-mile long Isinglass River flows through relatively intact forestland in rapidly developing southeastern New Hampshire. Protecting the river's water quality-the river serves as the drinking water source for the Town of Strafford-and fishery has been a top priority of local officials and residents. So when 287 acres containing 7,800 feet
of frontage along the river were slated for a 70-lot subdivision, local
residents took action.
In 2008, together with Town of Strafford and Bear-Paw Regional Greenways, The Trust for Public Land acquired the property with funding from the federal Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program. TPL's
acquisition prompted additional landowner donations that increased the area
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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3 million acres and completed more than 5,200 park and conservation projects. You’ll find some of our favorite places on the map below.