Governor Dannel P. Malloy and U.S.
The Trust for Public Land, a national non-profit organization that creates parks and protects land for public use, says they are closing in on their goal to create a new state forest named in honor of former Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords
The Upper Arkansas River Valley has experienced rapid development in the last 15 years: many farms and ranches have been sold for development. For over a decade, the LaRue family leased 186 acres along the South Arkansas River for cattle ranching.
The small town of Milan in Coos County is part of New Hampshire's "Great North Woods," a region historically tied to forest products and outdoor tourism.
A bankrupt ski resort in West Windsor could become a year-round haven for outdoor sports. But first the town, with support from a land trust, has to raise enough money to buy a big chunk of the land.
Voted the second-best place to live by USA Today in 2014, the vibrant city of Bellevue on the shores of Lake Washington has experienced rapid growth since the 1980s.