Tribal & Native Lands Program

Tribal and native people have a deep and abiding relationship with traditional homelands. Contact with these places is essential to native culture, sovereignty, and history—and to the physical and spiritual well-being of tribal communities.

Many American tribes have been dispossessed of nearly all of their original homelands and lack the resources to recover, restore, and protect these special places. The Trust for Public Land works with tribes and native groups to protect homelands and culturally significant places such as ancestral burial grounds, fishing sites, and lands that supply traditional foods and medicines.

To date, The Trust for Public Land has worked with more than 70 tribes to protect more than 200,000 acres.