Alaska

North America's highest peak rises 20,310 feet above forests of spruce and aspen, a snow-shrouded behemoth that has always defied description. Trying his best in 1906, naturalist Charles Sheldon said that nothing he wrote "could convey any suggestion of it... Read more

Santa’s reindeer have a tough job, what with flying around the world in a single night. But wild reindeer, also called caribou, cover a lot of ground, too. Every year caribou migrate huge distances between their summer and winter homes. According to the... Read more

In the heart of the business district of Homer sat the largest parcel of undeveloped land in town, the Beluga Slough. Just a short distance away was 68 acres of land on the Homer Spit. As tidal mudflats and basins, these pieces of land provide important... Read more

Situated in the picturesque Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge and Aniakchak National Preserve, 68,000 acres of subsurface oil and gas rights sat in the Yantarni Bay. Private ownership of these oil and gas rights had left the refuge and preserve... Read more

Throughout history, the contaminants in source waters have changed, as has our understanding of what is safe and what is not. The introduction of chlorine in the early 20th century, combined with filtration, dramatically reduced waterborne disease in the... Read more

Accessible only by boat or float plane, this magnificent island in southeast Alaska is a favorite destination for fishers, hunters, hikers and campers. The property is also an important habitat for numerous species of wildlife, including bald eagles, brown... Read more

Accessible only by boat or float plane, this magnificent island in southeast Alaska is a favorite destination for fishers, hunters, hikers and campers. The property is also an important habitat for numerous species of wildlife, including bald eagles, brown... Read more

With Mt. McKinley as a magnificent, three-mile high backdrop and a floor of spruce, aspen and birch, Denali National Park and Preserve is a truly special place. Established in 1917, it was the first national park supported by local gold miners. In exchange... Read more

On the west side of Juneau's glacier-fed Mendenhall River in the Mendenhall Valley, TPL helped protect 10.5 acres slated for development. Adjacent to Brotherhood Park, the property features a lush meadow and spectacular views of the glacier, and borders... Read more

JUNEAU, ALASKA, 9/12/03 - The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national land conservation organization, has protected a 10.5-acre parcel of open space adjacent to Brotherhood Park that had been slated for development.

Located on the west side of... Read more

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