Bear Swamp Creek, NJ

In 2016, The Trust for Public Land protected the headwaters of Bear Swamp Creek in Burlington County. The property’s longtime owners might have built a subdivision, but were hampered by strict regulations meant to safeguard the region’s drinking water and natural character.

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The land around one of the northern Sierra Nevada’s most popular trailheads has been taken off the market and sold to the Tahoe National Forest, The Trust for Public Land and Truckee Donner Land Trust announced today.

A mountain biker rides on a trail

This past summer, in partnership with Montana Conservation Corps and the U.S. Forest Service, we hosted two AmeriCorps interns in Seeley Lake to complete a trails survey to help inform future trail efforts in the area.

Buckley Air Force Base buffer, Aurora, CO

The newly acquired 124-acre Buckley Buffer-Jewel Avenue property is the first in a series of conservation efforts designed to buffer Buckley Air Force Base (Buckley AFB) from encroaching development and create a protected corridor for parks, trails, and wildlife habitat.


There are corners of Montana where it can seem like time stands still. In the hush of a deep forest or the chatter of a trout stream, the imagination wanders back to an era in the West when the woods were wild and deals were sealed with a handshake.

It was a handshake deal with F.H....

Two men hiking on the Appalachian Trail.

If there’s anything we appreciate more than the Appalachian Trail, it’s the dedicated volunteers who maintain it. Jim Sullivan is one of them. In August of 2013, he was working on a stretch of the trail that runs through Stamford, Vermont, when he came across a “For Sale” sign in the trailhead...

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The third and final property near Griggs Street and University Avenue in Saint Paul has been purchased and secured for a new nearly 5-acre park in the Midway neighborhood, The Trust for Public Land and the City of Saint Paul announced today.

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The Trust for Public Land today expressed thanks to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for the board's unanimous decision to provide $500,000 to help preserve the 10-acre Red Car property in the city's Silver Lake neighborhood.

Marydell Sisters/Hook Mountain, New York

The Trust for Public Land is working with Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine to protect 30 acres of their property in Upper Nyak adjacent to Hook Mountain State Park.


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...