National Parks

Castle Valley Ranch, UT

Encircled by public forest, the 665-acre Castle Valley Ranch near Cedar City, Utah, was family-owned for more than a century.

Sierra Buttes, California

The majestic Sierra Buttes are a dramatic backdrop to the Northern Sierra's "Lakes Basin"  and seemingly pristine landscape that few people realize was once actively mined as part of the Sierra Mother Lode, and has been fragmented into protected and unprotected parcels of property.

Sturgeon River, MI

With its rugged terrain, mature forests, and remote location, the
14,000-acre Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness features stunning
waterfalls, rapids, ponds, oxbows, and terraces along the river's
13-mile run in Michigan's deepest valley.

Preserving the North of Highland Camping Area in Truro, Massachusetts, was a priority for the late Senator Edward Kennedy, D-Mass, who led efforts to secure federal Land and Water Conservation Fund funding for the campground which allows public access to Cape Cod Seashore.

Biddle Property, Massachusetts

With forests and a ridgetop view of Cape Cod Bay, the Biddle property
is as lovely and environmentally sensitive as it is historic. A homemade sign hung for years
in the Biddle family's kitchen. It read: "The environment, conservation and historic preservation BEGIN

Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park

TPL has protected many historical resources in Chickamauga National Military Park, Tennessee for the National Park Service including 328 acres acquired from the CSX Railroad Company, in Lookout Valley using federal funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Moose Lake, Wisconsin

Sharing an eight-mile boundary with the popular Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, the 1,135-acre Moose Lake property was an attractive prospect for second home development.

Clover Woods, Wisconsin

Totally surrounded by the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, this 80-acre Bayfield County property was one of the few remaining privately held lands within the national forest.

Venison Creek, Wisconsin

In 2007, TPL protected the Venison Creek property, one of the largest contiguous blocks of privately-owned land within the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

Forest Lodge on Lake Namekagon

In 1999, Forest Lodge, a model of ecological stewardship, was handed down through three generations and donated to The Trust for Public Land to ensure its protection and its future use as a hands-on Environmental Center.