Wildlife habitat

Tucked away in the beautiful backcountry of southwestern Colorado, Mitchell Lakes and Flattop Mountain boast native grass meadows, seasonal ponds and wetlands, and dense conifer forests. Pristine and undeveloped, these wildlands are home to threatened... Read more

Keewaydin Island is one of southwest Florida's largest un-bridged barrier islands, popular for its pristine beaches and excellent fishing. The island is also the site of the Rookery Bay Research Reserve, which includes one of the largest and most pristine... Read more

The Trust for Public Land is working to protect 43 acres wedged between Kremer Lake—a popular deep-water fishing spot—and the Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway in the heart of northern Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest. Owned for years by the Rajala... Read more

"Hack-ma-tack" is the Algonquin word for the tamarack tree found in southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. In addition to the namesake tree, this landscape features oak and hickory groves and meandering streams that feed Nippersink Creek and... Read more

Colorado's Roxborough State Park is best known for its dramatic red sandstone formations. It's also the only park in the state designated as a National Natural Landmark because of its diverse ecology and geologic formations. It is home to many species of... Read more

The Brainerd Lakes Area is one of Minnesota's most rapidly growing regions and a popular destination for many types of outdoor recreation. The Potlatch Corporation owned roughly 2,000 acres in Crow Wing County, northeast of Brainerd, with nearly three... Read more

The scenic Deerfield River and its surroundings are a popular recreation destination in Readsboro, attracting kayakers, hunters, fishermen, and wildlife watchers. The conifer and hardwood forest is home to black bear, moose, deer, wild turkey, and other... Read more

Encircled by public forest, the 665-acre Castle Valley Ranch near Cedar City, Utah, was family-owned for more than a century. The diverse landscape includes meadows, woodlands, and wetlands that are home to many species of wildlife. The land provides... Read more

In 1991 archeological excavations unearthed artifacts establishing Snake Warrior's Island as the site of the home of Chief Chitto Tustenugee, or "Snake Warrior," and his tribe, who inhabited the area in the early 1800s. In December 1991, upon learning of... Read more

Filled with fragile plants, kettle bogs and their surrounding wetlands are an increasingly rare, but important habitat for songbirds, waterfowl, and other wildlife. Ohio's Springfield Bog is characterized by this distinctive habitat, so in 2009 when the... Read more