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The Central Texas Greenprint is helping counties protect their most valued resources with a plan that reflects residents’ specific needs—while taking into account the larger region.

The Trust for Public Land has joined with several other leading land conservation organizations, to form the Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation—a task force created by the Land Trust Alliance.

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An important 45-acre property, Ostermayer Bayou, has been preserved on West Galveston Island, The Trust for Public Land announced today. TPL bought the land and has conveyed it to the Galveston County Department of Parks and Senior Services.

This report serves as a guide to the open space needs of the Austin/Travis County area today and in the future.

The Chambers County Greenprint report provides a vision for future growth and plan for protecting important natural resources Chambers County is experiencing new opportunities as development and economic growth march steadily east from Harris County.

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The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is helping one of Austin's most popular parks expand. The national land conservation nonprofit recently donated 14 acres of property to the City of Austin to expand the Barton Creek Greenbelt, a heavily wooded natural area with miles of hike-and-bike trails that attracts local hikers, bikers, runners and rock climbers.

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The Trust for Public Land and Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Houston Parks and Recreation Department today celebrated securing new parkland for the City of Houston along Japhet Creek and Buffalo Bayou for the Buffalo Bayou Greenways.

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The views from inside Palo Duro Canyon State Park, the United States' second largest canyon, will remain grand thanks to the addition of a 2,912-acre property known as Fortress Cliffs Ranch. The tract has been purchased by a coalition that includes The Trust for Public Land and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, protecting almost six miles of scenic cliffs along the park's northeastern edge.

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The Texas Historical Commission (THC) in conjunction with The Trust for Public Land recently acquired 230 acres of land adjacent to the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site near West Columbia. The acquisition, the first between the agency and the organization, will ensure visual protection of the plantation in its historic setting near the banks of the Brazos River.

One of the fastest growing counties in the state, Travis County is surrounded by hills on the west and blackland prairie on the east. Many of the 850,000 residents work for the government, or in high tech industry, research, and education.