North Carolina

The National Register of Historic Places lists over 95,000 entries, from the famous (the Statue of Liberty) to the infamous (Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay) to the downright strange (a six-story elephant statue outside of Atlantic City named Lucy).... Read more

Mount Katahdin marks the end of many long journeys. The 5,267-foot peak is Maine’s highest point, the summit of a formidably steep and rocky climb from the nearest trailhead. The mountain is also the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, where thru-... Read more

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime cycling excursion through the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to the undulating rollers of South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Foothills. From artsy Asheville to the outdoor lover’s mecca of Greenville, soak up... Read more

A 517-acre block of land has been added to the Pisgah National Forest, The Trust for Public Land and the U.S. Forest Service announced today. The property is near Mulberry Creek in Caldwell County.

The Trust for Public Land bought the property for $... Read more

The Trust for Public Land analyzed the past and likely future economic returns generated from North Carolina's Conservation Trust Fund land acquisition spending and found that every $1 invested returns $4 in economic value over this time period from... Read more

In late 2008, TPL worked with the Triangle Land Conservancy to purchase Riverwalk, permanently protected a 329-acre property at the juncture of the Neuse River and Marks Creek. This unspoiled rural area which was deemed a "Last Chance Landscape" by Scenic... Read more

Established in 1916, North Carolina's Pisgah National Forest is considered the birthplace of modern forestry. Covering more than 500,000 acres of mountainous terrain in the southern Appalachian Mountains, its proximity to the Charlotte and Asheville... Read more

A new study of the park system of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, shows that the county's parks generate considerable economic value—both to the local government and to Mecklenburg County residents.

According to the detailed analysis by the... Read more

In this 2011 report, The Trust for Public Land conducted an analysis of the return on North Carolina's investment in land conservation through the Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund, Clean Water Management Trust Fund, Natural... Read more

The economic benefits of the park and recreation system of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.