Women’s Rights National Historical Park (1993 & 1996)

National Park Trust partnered with the Trust for Public Land and National Park Foundation in 1993 to help purchase the historic home of Jacob Chamberlain, a participant in the 1848 First Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, and a signer of the Declaration of Sentiments at that convention. In a separate transaction in 1996, the Park Trust helped the National Park Service acquire the final parcel of land of the historic Elizabeth Cady Stanton home. Stanton was an organizer of the 1848 convention, and a women’s rights activist, suffragist, and abolitionist who wrote the Declaration of Sentiments.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail, NY (2018)

The National Park Trust partnered with The Trust for Public Land, Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Oblong Land Conservancy in the $2.38 million purchase of 219 acres of wooded land which will become National Park Service property on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The project was the number one priority for NPS nationwide for 2018. Visitors can reach the property by a 2-hour train trip from Grand Central Station in New York City, disembarking at the Appalachian Trail Train Stop. The addition of the property to the AT allows a re-route of the trail, moving it away from the habitat of two endangered species: the bog turtle and New England cottontail rabbit. It also preserves several scenic viewpoints; the land would have been sold for a residential subdivision had it not been acquired for the AT.