The Trust for Public Land is currently working in partnership with the town of Milan and the Northern Forest Center to join newly conserved property with existing publicly owned land to create a community forest that will support sustainable timber harvesting and protect habitat and recreation la
Robie Farm in Piermont, New Hampshire, is a multigenerational family farm supplying milk, cheese, and meats to more than 50 restaurants and markets in New England. The 150-acre farm is a community icon and a vital link in the local food economy.
Sprucewood Forest is a key linkage to existing conservation lands. The wildlife habitat, scenic beauty, and recreational value of this property make the forest a conservation priority for the town of Durham.
The Town of Albany worked with The Trust for Public Land to create a 300-acre town forest on the eastern edge of the White Mountain National Forest.
Established in 2001, the Randolph Community Forest contributes to local industry by allowing sustainable forestry practices and is much-used outdoor recreation area.
Covering 31,300 acres of remote forests, streams, and ponds, the Androscoggin Headwaters near Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest unprotected properties remaining in the state of New Hampshire.
Community forests are based on the principles of sustainable development and community-based natural resource management and promote community vitality and economic well-being.
New Hampshire residents cherish their forests, which often provide the economic base for small communities. In 2001, residents of Freedom, New Hampshire, organized to protect 2,660 acres of forest surrounding nearby Trout Pond, the largest tract of undeveloped land in the area.
The Trust for Public Land helped the Hurd family conserve their working land straddling the Taylor River in Hampton and Hampton Falls, New Hampshire for farmland and open space, while also protecting coastal land, and preserving a portion of Hampton's agricultural history.
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