• The Equipo Verde participates in a clean up day at an LA Green Alley as a part of the Avalon Green Alleys program.
    The Equipo Verde participates in a clean up day at an LA Green Alley as a part of the Avalon Green Alleys program.
    Annie Bang

    Meet the Equipo Verde: allies for alleys

    They're turning an alleyway in South Los Angeles into a walkable, bikeable, beautiful public resource.

  • A peak in King, Washington
    Mailbox peak -- King, Washington
    Sean Munson

    Speaking up for public lands: how to write a letter to your representatives

    If you really want to make an impression, there’s a lot to be said for doing it the old-fashioned way.

  • A woman plays fetch with her dog at Whitefish Lake in the Haskill Basin in Whitefish, MT
    A woman plays fetch with her dog at Whitefish Lake in the Haskill Basin in Whitefish, MT
    Steven Gnam

    In Montana, a community keeps the water flowing

    A local ballot measure to fund the protection of Haskill Basin passed with an overwhelming majority of 84 percent.

  • People enjoying the bridge in South Chickamauga
    People enjoying the bridge in South Chickamauga
    TPL archives

    Chattanooga bridges the greenway gap

    "Now there's true connectivity into neighborhoods. This is a big deal."

  • A snowy Wilson Peak rises above autumn forests near Telluride, Colorado
    A snowy Wilson Peak rises above autumn forests near Telluride, Colorado
    Whit Richardson

    Trading spaces for a famous Fourteener

A double rainbow over the Grand Canyon
If you’ve ever explored a national park—especially one of the busier ones, like Yosemite or Yellowstone—you might have noticed all kinds of ...
Though they’re still in grade school, the kids at C.S. 154 in Harlem are already learning a valuable life lesson: if they’re willing to ...
Coastal bluffs, ocean, and fog
After more than 150 years on a small, inland reservation, the Kashia band of Pomo Indians has at last returned to the California coast. ...
Chances are, your favorite outdoor memories aren’t just of the places you’ve been—they’re also about the people who’ve joined you for the ...
From the door of her apartment, Artyene Wilson can see the sparkling expanse of Lake Erie stretching away to the horizon. “You can’t beat ...
On a lonely stretch of beach in Olympic National Park, my family and I approached a bus-sized boulder. As we drew closer, we saw it was ...
If you're a Trust for Public Land member, it's time to check your mailbox: the fall/winter 2016 issue of Land&People —our ...
President Roosevelt stands at the center of a group of men in front a giant Sequoia tree
With a contentious campaign season dragging on—and public lands under attack from all sides —we've ...
Update—November 9, 2016: Americans voted overwhelmingly in support of parks this Election Day. Of the 86 park, conservation, and ...
An old mining-town building seen through an empty door frame
If you’ve spent some time road-tripping, you know that “ghost town” can mean a lot of things: from the rubble of a few foundations—the ...
Historic photograph of Northfield, Massachusetts
On a cool, wet evening in early May, J.T. Horn found himself pacing outside of a high school gym in Northfield, Massachusetts. Behind the ...
A saguaro forest
Next to the 10-gallon hat and the cowboy boot, there is no more widely recognized symbol of the Southwest than the giant saguaro cactus. ...
When you hear “Coney Island,” your mind probably goes straight to the fanfare and Ferris wheels of the famous New York City boardwalk. But ...
View of a redwood canopy
Tim Kovar is afraid of heights. It wouldn’t be remarkable—most of us get a little nervous off the ground—except that Kovar makes a living ...
Split wood fence running through a meadow with a cabin and barn in the background
Ackerson Meadow lies along the western boundary of Yosemite National Park, a bright island of open grass in a sea of shady forest. It’s a ...
On clear nights, stars blaze in the sky over Ohio’s Glen Helen Nature Preserve . The ...
The Tetons and Snake River (1942)
“What a country chooses to save is what a country chooses to say about itself.” We’re thinking about these words from boundary- ...
It’s 2 o’clock on a hot summer afternoon. You’re getting ready to meet some friends at the park for a game of basketball. Which t-shirt ...
Children climb on a net structure at Boeddeker Park in San Francisco
When we met Jaeya Bayani, we knew you needed to hear from her. The San Francisco 8th grader has a lot to say about Boeddeker Park, whose ...
A lighthouse shining in the night.
There’s something about a lighthouse that captures the imagination. Maybe it’s eerie tales of ships lost at sea, or the courage of the lone ...
View from the cliffs over the confluence of the Green and Yampa rivers
The steady current of the Green River pulls our rafts and kayaks toward what looks like a geologic impossibility. Ahead of us is a gigantic ...
Panorama of Canyon Rims
Last week, Utah congressman Rob Bishop released an updated version of his Public Lands Initiative, a proposal more than three years in the ...
Tents, tarps, and bikes in a forested campsite
Hot sun, warm waves, and cool sea breeze through the pitch pines: this is the stuff of summer that lures millions of people to Cape Cod ...
A mock Pokemon card of a squirrel
Pokemon Go is the virtual reality craze sweeping the nation—with some surprising side-effects. Even the most screen-addicted players say ...
A family walks down a path at Colwood Park in Portland, Oregon
The mayor of Portland calls the transformation of a private golf course into a public park “a land-use miracle”—but it wasn’t a hole in one ...