Community forests

In the News

Money might grow on trees, after all. In Barre Town, Vermont, a new study shows how creating a community forest could help boost the local economy.

Albany Town Forest, New Hampshire

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.

Troy / Stimson Lumber Co., Montana

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.

Arcata Community Forest, CA

Established in 1956, Arcata's community forest is the oldest city-owned community forest west of the Rockies.

In order to achieve the full potential of Community Forests, a strong infrastructure of support is needed for communities that want to own and manage forestland. This report offers an assessment of community needs, the needs of supporting institutions, the state of the current infrastructure and recommendations on what is required to coordinate and strengthen
existing capacities and build new support where it is needed.

This report offers an assessment of community needs, the needs of supporting institutions, the state of the current infrastructure and recommendations on what is required to coordinate and strengthen existing capacities and build new support where it is needed.

MIranda Canyon, New Mexico

In September 2015, The Trust for Public Land completed a five year effort to forever protect Miranda Canyon by adding it to the Carson National Forest, ensuring that all of the area's scenic, recreation, historic, wildlife habitat, and natural resources will be preserved and accessible.

A Vermont woodland now owned by the community with 70-miles of heart-pounding mountain biking trails created out of 355 acres of former quarry land.

Zack Woods, Vermont

Situated to the south of Green River Reservoir State Park in Vermont, the 339-acre Zack Woods property is considered a Lamoille Basin gem by both scientists and local residents.

Swan Valley, Montana

Located between the Bob Marshall and Mission Mountain Wilderness Areas, the Swan Valley is one of the most ecologically diverse areas within the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. Until recently, land ownership here formed a checkerboard pattern—one square mile sections alternating in private and public ownership.

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