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, with a goal to conserve an additional 20,000 acres in the next decade, particularly along the Lo
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.
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.
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.
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.
TPL conserved more than 5,700 acres of private forestland, known as Eden
Forest, in the towns of Johnson and Eden, Vermont. The property, which
borders four miles of the Long Trail State Forest, will continue to be
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.