Farms and ranches

Cañon Ciruela Ranch

In fall 2020, visitors will benefit from improved access to the Sabinoso Wilderness—which has a history of very limited access due to surrounding private property. The Trust for Public Land purchased 8,947 acres and will donate it to the Bureau of Land Management, resulting in a nearly fifty percent increase to the wilderness area. This dramatic geological region features deep sandstone canyons, dotted with riparian areas, surrounded by grasslands on the western edge of the Great Plains.  

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The Brown family has opened their farm up to the community every autumn since 1978 for all the hallmarks of the season, from chowing down on apple cider donuts to exploring a corn maze to hitching a hay ride—and of course, picking the perfect pumpkin. It’s a place where memories are made.

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Autumn officially begins on September 21—at least according to the calendar. But for generations of families in Windsor, Connecticut, it’s not really fall until it’s time to visit to Brown’s Harvest, a historic farm on...

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Juan De La Roca was ready to leave Colorado behind. For 25 years, he’d lived, worked, and played in the mountains around Denver and Boulder. But the state’s booming growth was driving up housing prices and snarling traffic, and the once-lonesome trails where De La Roca rode his bike were getting...

Photo of Hill Ranch with mountains in the background

The Trust for Public Land and Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust have permanently protected over 5,000 acres of working ranch land, known as the Hill Family Ranches, in Saguache County, Colorado.

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Don’t show up empty-handed to your Fourth of July festivities! Check out our collection of fresh summer recipes from growers we've met while protecting farms and gardens all over the country. Whether you’re pitching in for a potluck or taking charge of the full menu, we've got you covered with...

Sterchi Farm serves as a key trailhead for the 12-mile South Chickamauga Creek Greenway. In 2016, the Trust for Public Land hired WMWA Landscape Architects to create a master plan for this 25-acre site and make it a destination for trail users. Implementation of the plan has been supported by Benwood and Lyndhurst foundations, community partners and the City of Chattanooga.

Fisher's Peak

Fisher’s Peak, southeast of Trinidad, Colorado, commands a presence at 9,633 feet, rising prominently from the rolling ranchlands that surround it. Visitors today can’t access the peak from Colorado. Instead, intrepid hikers must drive 30 miles to New Mexico’s Sugarite State Park and make a long, arduous hike to reach the peak.

Photo of mountain in Hawaii

Cascading from the mountain peaks of the Koʻolau down to fertile soils, the life-giving lands that make up Kāneʻohe Pali (cliffs) to Loʻi (wetland taro fields), formed one of the largest traditional Hawaiian agricultural complexes on Oʻahu. The Trust for Public Land is assisting the Kāne‘ohe community, local farming nonprofits, and the State to protect approximately 1,000 acres in Kāne‘ohe, O‘ahu.

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For farm workers in eastern Washington, the start of fall means the end of the cherry season—and the conclusion of a long, hot summer harvest. 

“Cherries come on fast, and they have to be picked fast, and then they’re done,” says Teresa Bendito, a lifelong resident of Wenatchee, a small...

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