Even in land conservation, money can't buy everything. Sometimes it takes a trade, instead.

A creative land swap last month was the final piece in the public-access puzzle for Wilson Peak, part of Colorado's spectacular San Juan Range. At 14,023 feet, the mountain is nowhere near the...

Ice skating at Knight's Pond in Maine

Winter can feel like a grind. Dark days of dodging puddles, shoveling driveways, and misplacing mittens—it’s enough to make us want to curl up under a blanket and stay there until April.

Tempting as that sounds, it turns out one of the best ways to get through winter is to welcome it with...

Press release

A key section of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and Long Trail in Stamford and Pownal, Vermont has been protected by adding 378 acres of land to the Green Mountain National Forest, The Trust for Public Land and U.S. Forest Service announced today.

Press release

Today The Trust for Public Land succeeded in protecting 468-acres of the former Ascutney Mountain Resort for the town of West Windsor and adding it to the existing 1,112-acre West Windsor Town Forest. A conservation easement ensuring permanent protection has been placed over the entire 1,580...

Rio Grande Healthy Living Park

We worked with local partners to protect for the creation of the Rio Grande Healthy Living Park to include a six-mile trail system and 16 acres for community farming.

Taine Mountain

The Trust for Public Land is working with the town and the Burlington Land Trust to help protect this land on Taine Mountain for recreational access, hiking, and wildlife viewing.

In the news

A tugboat turned into the narrow South Chickamauga Creek from the Tennessee River on Friday morning pushing two parts of a barge, including one that held a crucial piece of the city's recreational future.

Press release

The Trust for Public Land and its partners, including the Township of Morris, the Morris County Preservation Trust, and the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority announced today the permanent protection of 21.5 acres of the scenic Vallevue Farm on Picatinny Road.

Lower Deschutes River Ranch, Oregon

The Trust for Public Land worked with many partners to successfully protect The Deschutes Wildlife Area is a vast, inspiring, and beautiful landscape on the lower Deschutes River in Central Oregon.

Hudon Farm, New Hampshire

To thwart any future development on Hudson Farm, Trust for Public Land staff are working with local community leaders and the National Park Service to keep its trails intact and maintain recreational access for the local community and the thousands of hikers who seek out the Appalachian Trail every year