Overview

 

The Trust for Public Land works with communities nationwide to ensure that development happens for them, not to them. We protect the places people care about and create close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities, where 80% of Americans live. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to connect with nature.

How we do it:

1. PLAN
We help communities identify the most important land for conservation - and create and carry out a plan to protect it.

2. FUND
We help local governments craft measures and pass legislation that secures funding to create parks and protect land for people.

3. PROTECT
From pocket parks to backcountry escapes, our real estate experts help communities acquire and protect land for the public to enjoy. 

4. CREATE
We engage communities in the process of creating innovative parks that foster a strong sense of place and connection to nature.

5. EDUCATE
Our analysis, research, tools, and reports shape conservation policy and help communities make the case for parks and open space.

There’s lots more to do—and you can help.