National Kids to Parks Day
Alaska: Afognak Island State Park (2004)
NPT provided funds to the Brown Bear Trust to help with the preservation of Kodiak Island. With NPT's assistance, they have established a volunteer coordinator who pays particular attention to bear habitat issues.
Alaska: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (1986)
NPT provided funding and leadership to preserve historical buildings at the Kennecott Copper Mine.
Alaska: Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve (1986)
NPT assisted in the donation of Coal Creek claims to the National Park Service valued at over 5 million dollars.
Alaska: Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve (1983) A crucial five acre tract in-holding proposed for a hunting lodge was preserved and turned over to the National Park Service.
Arizona: Tumacacori National Historic Park (1997)
NPT assisted NPS in acquiring final 3 acres of this Park.
Pinnacles National Monument, CA (2011)
NPT played a key role in acquiring an 1880's one-room school house known as the Bear Valley School at Pinnacles National Monument. NPS will stabilize, restore and interpret this historic building for park visitors.
California: Yosemite National Park (2010)
NPT partnered with the Pacific Forest Trust to help the National Park Service expand Yosemite National Park’s western boundary to include about 1,000 acres which were part of naturalist John Muir’s original vision for the park. NPT is also helped complete the steps needed for additional acquisition of ‘trophy’ properties under threat of development. Acquisition of these vital lands would represent an important milestone in celebration of the park’s centennial celebration in 2016.
California: California State Parks (2004)
NPT has been a resource to the State in the protection of a biologically significant hill region.
California: Point Reyes National Seashore (2001)
NPT staff provided technical assistance on how to proceed with the transfer of major telecommunication in-holding to NPS.
California: Joshua Tree National Park, California (2001)
NPT provided consultant services to assist NPS in acquiring various parcels ranging in size from 5 to 480 acres.
California: Sequoia National Park(1998)
NPT acquired the famous White Chief Mine in critical wilderness and wildlife valley, saving the wilderness area from proposed development.
California: San Francisco National Historic Park (1998)
NPT loaned funds to the National Maritime Museum Association to repair the historic ship, the "Balclutha."
California: Redwood National Park (1997)
NPT assisted the NPS acquire a fish hatchery in a pristine tract of old growth coastal redwood forest.
Colorado: Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness Area (2010)
The National Park Trust and the Wilderness Land Trust formed a partnership and acquired a 10-acre inholding perched on a high ridge within the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. This pristine property is located in the majestic mountain ranges between Aspen and Crested Butte, Colorado. The parcel has been transferred to the US Forest Service for inclusion in the wilderness area.
Colorado: Rocky Mountain National Park (2004-2006)
With a donation from NPT, a critical 130-acres on the southeast corner of the park was protected by a conservation easement.
Colorado: Hovenweep National Monument (1998)
NPT covered the cost of a complex land swap and easement to protect the entrance of the park from a planned resort.
District of Columbia
Washington, DC: Rock Creek Park (2004)
NPT purchased a critical property located at Fort Stevens, a "missing link" which is part of Rock Creek Park, a unit of the national park system.
Florida: Big Cypress National Preserve (1985 and 1990)
NPT preserved 100 acres of prime habitat for the endangered Florida panther.
Georgia: Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site (1996)
NPT purchased the final three properties needed to complete a park in time for the 1996 Olympics.
Hawaii: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (1985)
NPT provided technical assistance in a 5,650 acre federal/state land exchange.
Idaho: Craters of the Moon National Monument (1997)
NPT helped NPS on protecting a 37-acre parcel in sensitive watershed, completing the Monument.
Kansas: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (2005)
NPT played a singular role in the recent establishment of the first national park unit devoted to the natural and cultural history of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem – the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve located in the Flint Hills of Kansas. In 1994, NPT acquired 10,894-acre ranch, which became the park. Today, NPT monitors the park management through our Kansas Park Trust.
Kentucky: Abraham Lincoln's Boyhood Home (2004)
NPT provided funding to option and then complete the million-dollar acquisition of the Abraham Lincoln boyhood home at Knob Creek Hill, a 232-acre property.
Kentucky: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site (1999)
NPT provided a $10,000 grant for the "option agreement" in order to hold land while the Preservation of Lincoln's Kentucky Heritage raised the $1 million necessary to acquire the project.
Maine: Acadia National Park (1985) NPT purchases and donates five acres to the National Park Service protecting an extensive system of carriage roads.
Maryland: Piscataway National Park (2001)
NPT provided grant to facilitate the $500,000 preservation of a 56-acre parcel that protects the critical view shed from Mount Vernon.
Maryland: Appalachian National Scenic Trail (1996)
NPT preserved property atop South Mountain, a site of a Confederate battery during the battle of South Mountain.
Maryland: C&O Canal National Historic Park (1992)
NPT purchased a 30-acre island on the Potomac River preserving the historic view shed.
Massachusetts: Minute Man National Historical Park (1991)
NPT purchased the 24-acre Perry Farm, where the minutemen gathered to meet the British troops.
Minnesota: Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary (2009)
NPT raised funds to plant trees for the ecological restoration of this unique 27-acre park on the Mississippi floodplain east of St. Paul, Minnesota. The sanctuary includes spring-fed wetlands, floodplain forest, prairie and oak woodland habitat, and unusual concentration of cultural resources.
Minnesota: Mississippi National River & Recreation Area (1998)
NPT assisted the City of Dayton in the acquisition of 20 acres of natural bluffs, overlooking the park unit.
Missouri: Missouri State Parks Foundation (2004)
NPT provided funds to establish the Missouri State Parks Foundation. The foundation includes volunteers and state officials. NPT has helped several states increase their capacity to protect new parks.
Missouri:Missouri State Park Foundation (2000)
NPT's first project of this kind, assistance was provided to the Missouri Division of State Parks in establishing the state park foundation.
Glacier National Park
In 2012, NPT worked with the Trust for Public Land to protect the Doody inholding, a 120-acre tract of land located at the Middle Fork of the Flathead River which is used by thousands of rafters and anglers annually — east of the West Glacier entrance. The land was purchased from the owner using resources from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). NPT also provided the due diligence costs not covered by LWCF.
Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge(2001)
NPT protected land near Shambow Lake, home to trumpeter swans, nesting bald eagles, and a vast array of wildlife. The property was in imminent danger of being developed.
Nebraska: Boyer Chute National Wildlife Preserve (2000)
NPT provided a grant which helps raise close to $80,000 to protect 40 acres believed to have been explored by Lewis & Clark.
New Mexico: Bandelier National Monument(1998)
NPT provided funds to help preserve 90 acres at Elk Meadows, a critical area to expand the park.
New York: Women's Rights National Historical Park (1993 and 1997)
NPT helped purchase Baldwin House to be used as a visitors center by the NPS. In a separate transaction in 1996, NPT helped the NPS acquire the final parcel of the historic Elizabeth Cady Stanton lot.
New Mexico: Pecos National Monument (1992)
NPT assisted in purchasing 40 acres in Glorietta Battlefield.
North Dakota: Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site (2005-2006)
NPT is working with the NPS superintendent to acquire additional property at the park entrance, which will also protect wetland. NPT has assisted in previous acquisitions.
North Dakota: Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site (1999)
NPT provided funds for the acquisition of a 13 acre tract which provide a noise and visual buffer for the park.
Oklahoma: Lake Atoka (2002 - 2006)
NPT is working with private citizens and ancient timber experts to establish a new national park at historic Lake Atoka, a rare cross-timbers and post oak savanna ecotone. Because of our group's involvement, the owner has not clear-cut the property and negotiations continue for its protection.
Oregon: John Day Fossil Beds National Monument (1998)
NPT assisted in acquiring 40 acres to protect scenic park entrance, completing the park.
Pennsylvania: Gettysburg National Military Park (1998)
NPT, Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg, and the Civil War Trust cooperated in 135-acre agricultural easement critical in protecting the historical significance of this park.
Texas: Big Thicket National Preserve (1992)
NPT secured a donation of 50 acres adjacent to the Park and held it pending federal approval for expansion.
Texas: Big Bend National Park (1986)
NPT donates funds to facilitate the transfer of 15 acres that provide access to the Rio Grande River.
U.S. Virgin Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands: Virgin Islands National Park (2004-2005)
NPT secured a million dollar-plus donation of lands that will extend the southern beach of the park near Rams Head. This property is part of an NPT initiative to add land to the U.S. Virginia Island National Park that will also protect a marine sanctuary.
Virgin Islands: Virgin Islands National Park (1998)
With the help of NPT, the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park were able to accept a million dollar land donation to enable land swap of key in-holdings within the Park.
Virginia: Colonial National Historical Park (1994)
NPT loaned funds to preserve 20 undeveloped subdivision lots to protect the view shed of the Colonial Parkway.
Washington: Olympic National Park (1990)
NPT preserved 6 acres of scenic giant forest and spotted owl habitat adjacent to Lake Quinault.
West Virginia: Washington Family Legacy (2010)
NPT secured a Save America’s Treasures grant to restore one of the eight remaining Washington Family homes in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, the Claymont Mansion (ca. 1820, built by George Washington's grandnephew, Bushrod Corbin Washington). 265 acres surrounding the property will be placed under conservation easement through the American Battlefield Protection Program, protecting it from development in perpetuity.
West Virginia: Harpers Ferry National Historic Park (2004)
NPT is assisting local organizations to protect the site of a major cavalry battle and the site of the founding of the organized black civil rights movement from potential housing developments.
West Virginia: Blackwater Canyon, State Park (2000)
NPT provided the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy a one time grant to educate people on the need to protect the park.
West Virginia: Harper's Ferry Conservancy (1998)
NPT provided a grant to assist in developing a strategy for conserving lands within a 25 mile radius of Harper's Ferry National Historic Park.
West Virginia: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (1992)
NPT helped preserve 56 acres of the School House Ridge Battle site.
Wyoming: Fort Laramie National Historical Park (1986)
NPT secured funds to purchase the final in-holding completing this park.
InternationalChina: Lujiang Province (2003 and 2006)
NPT was asked by the US and China National Park Services to advise China's growing national park system. Currently, NPT is in Lujiang Province to establish U.S.-China Peace Park to honor the World War II Flying Tigers. NPT has been asked to assist in the creation of educational films about China's parks.
Preserving Parks Today
For the past three decades, NPT has supported and assisted in acquiring inholdings and in developing public and private partnerships to promote the acquisition and protection of parks, wildlife refuges, historic landmarks, public lands, and waterways.
Mapping Our Progress
Our Park Preservation Projects