Coastal lands

North of Highland Campground, Massachusetts

The Trust for Public Land preserves our coastal lands and waters, providing public access and ensuring the long-term health of our estuaries, beaches and bays that our tourism and fishing industries need to thrive.

Timber Point, Maine

Timber Point was one of the last large, privately-owned properties along the 50-mile coastline between Cape Elizabeth and Kittery.

Isinglass River, New Hampshire

The Isinglass River flows through one of the fastest-growing regions of New Hampshire. It is a prized recreation spot for local anglers and boating enthusiasts, as well as a critical source of drinking water for many towns.

Two little boys run along the shore at Fudge Point, Puget Sound, WA

Since establishing our Washington office in 1975, The Trust for Public Land has become a conservation leader in Puget Sound, preserving natural forest lands that capture and filter fresh water supplies, and protecting the shoreline of our unique inland sea

Live Oak Landing on the Tensas River, Alabama

Not long ago, the area along the Tensaw River known as Live Oak Landing was on a fast track to development.

Mountains to Sound Greenway

The Mountains to Sound Greenway surrounds 100 miles of Interstate 90 in Washington State from the waterfront in Seattle to the edge of desert grasslands in Central Washington.

This executive summary of a longer reports highlights impediments to resident and visitor access to Biscayne Bay and recommends the necessary steps to increase access.

Middle Bass Island, Ohio. Photo: Neal Hess

The Trust for Public Land spearheaded the acquisition of this 7.8-acre island property with extensive migratory bird habitat and a large population of the Lake Erie watersnake.

We are  working to ensure that there is public access or privately conserved natural area along each mile of the Lake Erie shoreline in metropolitan areas, and every five miles in rural areas.

Port Clinton, Ohio. Photo: George Weisenback

The Trust for Public Land,  in partnership with U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur and Ohio's congressional delegation, and the City of Port Clinton, worked to secure federal and state grants necessary to fund the acquisition and then turn the land over to Port Clinton.