The Trust for Public Land is working in partnership with city and county governments, timber companies, and land trusts to acquire properties and finance conservation easements in California's North Coast region.
Located on a particularly scenic portion of the Northern California coastline, Point Arena is known for its dramatic coastal shelves and bluffs, spring-fed waterfalls.
Once approved for 5,000 new homes, the Highlands property contributes to over 34,000 acres of protected, contiguous open space in the Yuba Foothills.
Established in 1956, Arcata's community forest is the oldest city-owned community forest west of the Rockies.
At over four miles long, Coast Dairies is the most significant coastal addition to Northern California's State Parks in 3 decades.
Located in the highest-elevation headwaters of three major rivers—the Middle Yuba, the Little Truckee, and the Feather-nearly 1,200 acres are now protected through the first-ever conservation easement acquired from Sierra Pacific Industries.
At more than 3,000 acres, Rancho Monte Alegre the largest remaining undeveloped landscape in the Carpentaria foothills.
Once scheduled for sale as nine development parcels, the ranch was purchased by TPL in 2002 for addition to Los Padres National Forest. The project created an 11-mile stretch of permanently protected coastline between the bridge and Andrew Molera State Park.
Since 1942, Midland School students have enjoyed the open classrooms of the school's fields, forests, and gardens. But in 2006, the school became concerned about encroaching development and contact TPL.
To date, TPL has conserved more land in the Sierra Nevada than any other nonprofit organization —more than 145,000 acres including Waddle Ranch in the Martis Valley and parts of the Pacific Crest Trail.