Endangered Places and Conservation Solutions
Readers love Sunset magazine for its vibrant photography and insightful features celebrating life in the American west. In its March 2012 edition, Sunset writers profile the region’s most threatened landscapes—a list that includes critical work from The Trust for Public Land.
The Colorado Rockies are dominated by the famous “Fourteeners”—iconic peaks towering to more than 14,000 feet. In their shadow, the state’s rugged Alpine backcountry provides a haven for wildlife alongside some of the best-loved hiking, biking, and climbing opportunities in the American West.
The North Shore, O’ahu
The North Shore of O’ahu is world-famous as a surfing hotspot—but the region boasts natural treasures well beyond the waves. Here, 30 miles of scenic coastline give way to prime agricultural land, valuable wildlife habitat, and heritage sites resonant with Hawai’i’s unique cultural legacy.
Montana Legacy Project
Few American landscapes capture the imagination like Montana. Public lands in this region protect a rich diversity of wildlife found nowhere else on the continent, from grizzly bear to woodland caribou. Alongside this critical habitat, family farms and ranches carry on a cherished tradition of working the land.