Farms and ranches

First Lady Michelle Obama took a tour of the 25-acre MA'O Organic Farms in the Waianae area of... Read more

Dry Lakes Ranch in Iron County has hardly changed since it was first established in the 1890s. The original homesteader's family continues to run a cattle and sheep ranch, using sustainable management practices to control erosion, restore vegetation, and... Read more

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. Protecting the land from development preserves the backdrop of part of the scenic Kancamagus... Read more

Named for a small pond nestled high in the Ammonoosuc River watershed that provided refuge to patriots in the Revolutionary War, the Pond of Safety property is located between the Presidential and Kilkenny Units of the White Mountain National Forest,... Read more

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—the city's primary sustenance through the 20th century. These... Read more

Forty-five minutes from Honolulu, the Kamehameha Highway cuts inland as it runs by Turtle Bay, a picture-perfect coastal resort. On the Mauka, or mountain side of the highway, a patchwork of small fields run from the road to the base of the... Read more

The story has become a kind of TPL legend—how the community of Billerica, north of Boston, saved its last farm. At the heart of that story was Gil Griggs, shown here in 1994—the year the Billerica Town Meeting voted to assume a million-dollar debt to... Read more


In 1842, utopian visionaries and abolitionists calling themselves the Northampton... Read more

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the Okanogan Valley Land Council are helping to keep working families on their land and in the job they love: traditional cattle ranching.

Five generations of Nelsons have ranched here, and today they own about 1,... Read more

An agricultural enclave in the southwest corner of Connecticut, the village of Southbury, and the surrounding countryside were author and columnist Gladys Taber's writerly muses. Stillmeadow, Taber’s beloved farm, was the "main character" in her popular... Read more