TPE not only works on sites we own, but on lands we have easements on, and other land we have management agreements on.

TPE owned sites – These sites are most favored, as the permanent protection assures our restoration work will be carried out in perpetuity. Nearly all of these sites are open to the public. There are some restrictions and prohibited activities. Our preserves are established for the preservation and conservation of nature, especially critical habitat for rare and declining species and ecosystems.  Therefore, only certain limited activities are allowed.  These may vary from site to site depend upon the funding sources and management objectives.  If an activity is not explicitly allowed, it is prohibited.  Please check specific site webpages for site details.

TPE sites with easements – These sites have restrictions on activities that occur on the land, but ownership is retained by private landowners. We assist owners in prairie and savanna management. With a few exceptions, these sites are NOT open to the public.

Other TPE sites we manage – There are sites that are worthy of management despite no land protection through ownership or easement. Such works preserves the quality of the site, and hopefully some protection can be attained in the future. Some of these sites are listed under chapter webpages.

Hunting and Fishing – TPE-owned sites are open to fishing. Most TPE-owned sites are open to some level of hunting, but that varies by location.  See our hunting and fishing webpage for site specific details.