Farms and ranches

The Trust for Public Land (TPL), in partnership with the Montana Land Reliance (MLR) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), today announced the permanent protection from development of 1,406 acres of ranchland in the heart of the Madison Valley.

Today the Brushwood Community Forest in West Fairlee, Vermont, grew to more than 1,000 acres, more than doubling its size, thanks to a conservation deal completed by The Trust for Public Land, the Town of West Fairlee, and the State of Vermont. The majority of the funding came from the USDA Forest Legacy Program.

The Trust for Public Land, working in partnership with the Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust, lottery-funded Great Outdoors Colorado, the Natural Resources Conservation Service Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program and Chaffee County, has succeeded in permanently protecting a high mountain meadow just outside the City of Salida, which is part of the historic Hutchinson Ranch in beautiful central Colorado.

The U.S. Forest Service, the Utah Department of Natural Resources, The Trust for Public Land, the Utah Quality Growth Commission and the Mitchell family announced today the permanent protection of 1,855 acres of forested ranchland on the north side of the town of Brian Head.

First Lady Michelle Obama took a tour of the 25-acre MA'O Organic Farms in the Waianae area of Oahu over the weekend. This was the latest of Mrs. Obama's field trips for her Let's Move! program to combat childhood obesity.

In October 2011, The Trust for Public Land and its partners permanently protected 1,855 acres of Dry Lakes Ranch, originally established in the 1890s.

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.

Deep in the far northwest corner of Montana near the City of Troy sits 28,000 acres containing some of the state's best fisheries and wildlife habitat, and a highly productive working forest.

Forty-five minutes from Honolulu, a patchwork of small fields run from the Kamehameha Highway to the base of the mountains, where local farmers grow a bounty of delicious produce.