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The Trust for Public Land


Photo: Susan Lapides Eastern Promenade Portland, Maine


Photo: Bill Silliker, Jr. Moosehead Lake Piscataquis, Somerset, and Franklin Counties, Maine The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national nonprofit organization that was founded in 1972 to protect land for people to enjoy as parks and open space. TPL began working in Maine in 1993, and since then we have protected more than 85,000 acres across the state. Our projects range from forests and farms to historic landmarks and city parks.


Photo: Ned Therrien Wilshore Farm Falmouth, Maine

Contact Information

Main Contact

  • Wolfe Tone, State Director
  • 30 Danforth Street, Suite 106
  • Portland, ME 04101
  • Phone: 207-772-7424 |  FAX: 207-772-7420
  • Email: wolfe.tone@tpl.org

    Alternate Contact

    • Lisa Preble, Office Manager
    • 30 Danforth Street, Suite 106
    • Portland, ME 04101
    • Phone: 207-772-7424 |  FAX: 207-772-7420
    • Email: lisa.preble@tpl.org

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Mission Statement

The Trust for Public Land conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.

Region

United States

Quick Facts

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  • Newsletter: Land and People, On the Land (NE Newsletter)
      • Founded: 1972
      • The Trust for Public Land has facilitated the protection of 1.2 million acres of land nationwide and over 85,000 acres in Maine
      • To its municipal and private project partners, TPL offers the flexibility of a nonprofit partner to secure land for permanent protection and public use
      • TPL provides assistance with real estate transactions, planning, coalition building, and financing strategies--and can act quickly to take important lands off the market until funds are available for public acquisition
      • To landowners, TPL offers tax planning, confidential negotiations, and transactions structured to meet timing and financial needs
      • TPL provides training, technical assistance, and advice to community organizations, and offers a comprehensive program to help communities design, pass and implement public funding measures for land conservation
      • TPL has facilitated the purchase of 37 properties in Maine, totaling over 52,000 acres, for permanent conservation
      • TPL has facilitated the purchase of conservation easements over 11 properties in Maine, totaling more than 33,000 acres

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