Farms and ranches

In the early 1970s, Bill and Rose Abbott started donating produce from Elmwood Farm in Hopkinton to hungry families in Worcester County.

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 concept of food self-sufficiency in Hawai'i is not new. Being the most isolated islands in the world, the people of ancient Hawai'i had no choice but to be self-sufficient, developing complex agricultural systems to feed themselves.

Central Colorado's Saguache Creek corridor has a rich history: once home to prehistoric peoples, it was also an important transportation route for the Ute Indians. The land has supported a ranching tradition since Spanish settlers migrated north from New... Read more

The southern anchor of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem—the largest intact temperate ecosystem in the northern hemisphere—the Hoback Basin is home to magnificent mountains, vibrant forests, and the headwaters of the Wild and Scenic Hoback River.

These days, it’s more likely the food on your plate was shipped from across the country—or imported from another country—than grown at a local farm. But Jen Smith thinks we’ve got that backwards (... Read more

Located just east of Crested Butte, Cold Spring Ranch has operated in Gunnison County since the 1870s. Its current owners purchased the ranch in 1932 and have managed the land within the family ever since.

The Marin Headlands form a centerpiece to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and offer sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay. Today, the headlands’ much-loved trails are protected—but they were nearly lost forever.

For decades, The Trust for Public Land has helped protect Washington's family farms-farms like Copeland Creek, a 102-acre property in the fertile Puyallup River Valley. The land here is among the most threatened in the Puget Sound Region, under increasing... Read more

Ryan Creek is a tributary of the Humboldt Bay, a coastal lagoon on California's rugged North Coast.