National Parks

Press release

The protection of 40 acres that will preserve the natural beauty of the main entrance of Chiricahua National Monument has been successfully completed, The Trust for Public Land announced today.

Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

The Trust for Public Land helped acquire an unprotected property near the park's main entrance for the National Park Service, ensuring that development will not mar the natural beauty of this "wonderland of rocks."

This report examines how Land and Water Conservation Fund investments in Forest Service land acquisitions have strengthened six unique communities across the country by assisting locally-initiated forest protection efforts in California, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Georgia, Montana, Washington, and Oregon.

In the News

After a twelve-year effort, 1,145 acres of pristine forestland are now part of Uncompahgre National Forest in Ophir Valley—forever protecting wildlife habitat, water quality, and an unbroken landscape for the public to hike and explore, The Trust for Public Land announced today.

Day on the Land in Issaquah, Washington.

We are working in partnership with King County Parks, to protect the land in "the Issaquah Alps" that will become a future regional county-owned park.

Butch Clark at the cabin in Fossil Creek, Colorado

Located just ten miles northeast of Gunnison, Fossil Ridge is completely surrounded by the Gunnison National Forest. Butch and Judy Clark purchased 960 acres here in the 1970s and have always allowed the community to use their property for hiking, hunting, cattle grazing, camping, and cross-country skiing.

Press release

As the Caribbean tourist season hits its peak, one of its best beaches has been protected from development, The Trust for Public Land announced today.

Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, Utah

The Red Cliffs National Conservation Area and Red Cliffs Desert Reserve provide a way for people to experience this spectacular place on more than 130 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding while also protecting habitat for the Mojave desert tortoise and other wildlife.

“Colorful” is one way to describe the history of the Doody Homestead, which was until recently one of the two largest privately held properties, or inholdings, within Glacier National Park.

shoreline of the Mississippi River Northwoods Habitat Complex near Brainerd, MN.

For several years, The Trust for Public Land and several partner organizations helped protect this property, linking it to nearby conservation lands, and creating a nine mile stretch of protected land along the river.