The majestic Sierra Buttes are a dramatic backdrop to the Northern Sierra's "Lakes Basin." Few people realize that this apparently pristine landscape was once actively mined as part of the Sierra Mother Lode. This has left the land in a fragmented... Read more
In June 2010, The Trust for Public Land purchased a large section of land on the edge of Crested Butte that had been owned by the local Kochevar family since 1905. The conservation transaction was the largest in the town's history.
The purchase was... Read more
Established in 1955, Arcata's community forest is the oldest city-owned community forest west of the Rockies. It supports recreation for hikers, mountain bikers, and nature lovers; environmental education for students from nearby Humboldt State University... Read more
In 1960, a Blue Ridge Mountains country singer named Josiah Cephas Weaver headed to Florida, settling into a Dunedin home with more than 550 feet of waterfront on the St. Joseph Sound, and a view of Caladesi Island State Park. In 2004, Weaver moved again,... Read more
The Trust for Public Land worked with the State of Vermont to protect Jackson Valley, a 936-acre property along the ridge of the Green Mountains that runs along the U.S.-Canadian border. Identified by... Read more
Zack Woods has been enjoyed in every season by the public for its trails and class 4 roads where people hike, run, ride mountain bikes, ski, snowshoe, and walk their dogs. An attractive destination for outdoor enthusiasts, the property contains more than a... Read more
In 2000, this critical strip of land nestled between two designated wilderness areas near Aspen and Crested Butte was in jeopardy from development. Concerned about the threat to the area’s natural beauty and its importance for biological research,... Read more