The Trust for Public Land works to conserve land in the north Green Mountains from Mount Mansfield to the Canadian border that include more than 800,000 acres of wildlife habitat, forests, and trails-including the Long Trail, the nation's oldest long-distance hiking route.
The Trust for Public Land helped establish the Brushwood Community Forest in the Upper Connecticut River Valley, connecting the Fairlee and Bradford Municipal Forests and offering opportunities for sustainable timber harvesting, recreation, and providing significant wildlife habitat and watershed
For years, conservationists and hikers in East Montpelier, Vermont, had their eye on 481 acres of forests, fields, meadows, and wetlands along Mallory Brook.
The property, known as Bissonette Farm, contains the headwaters of the LaPlatte River, which feeds into Lake Champlain and serves as a drinking water supply for approximately 68,000 people.
The 410-mile Connecticut River is New England's largest river, draining a 7.2 million-acre watershed that supports fisheries, farmlands, forests, and fresh water in four states: New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
TPL led a coalition to save the Phenn Basin property in the Mad River Valley and add 2,700 acres to Camel's Hump State Park, Vermont.
To TPL helped add Dover Hill to the Green Mountain National Forest, creating a contiguous protected block of more than 4,300 acres.
Formerly owned by the Stanley Tool Company, this land in the towns of Chittenden, Pittsfield and Killington near the Green Mountain National Forest once supplied timber for the manufacture of tool handles for hammers.
Located on Lake Champlain near the Vermont-Canada border, the 6,500-acre Missisquoi refuge includes the largest intact floodplain forest in the Northeast, and also provides habitat for many species of wildlife.
TPL helped the Vermont Institute of Natural Science acquire 28 acres in Montpelier in the flood plain of the north branch of the Winooski River, adjacent to the North Branch Nature Center, and within walking distance of the Vermont State House.