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.
In 2005, the historic Ballam Farm, situated on the banks of the
Connecticut River and above the town of Walpole's most productive
drinking water aquifer, was nearly sold for development into a car
TPL has protected thousands of acres in the Mahoosuc region, which straddles the New Hampshire-Maine border, includes miles of the Appalachian Trail, supports wildlife, drinking water, and working timberlands, including locally owned community forests.
TPL worked with Hampton Falls, the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, and the Rockingham County Conservation District, and the USDA Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program to conserve New Hampshire's historic Raspberry Farm, named for a now defunct pick-your-own berries and farm stand, protecti
With funding from the federal USDA Forest Legacy Program (FLP), the state Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP), and private funds from locals, TPL helped create the 13 Mile Woods Community Forest, a working forest land along the Androscoggin River in Errol, NH and adjacent to th
Working from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land helps communities raise funds, conduct research and planning, acquire and protect land, and design and renovate parks, playgrounds, trails, and gardens.