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#OurLand: Black Diamond's Peter Metcalf


For all their reputation as free spirits, climbers talk a lot about commitment. From local crags to the big walls of Yosemite, you'll hear the word used to describe the do-or-die feeling on a challenging route—the moment of resolve to make a move... Read more

Land and Water Conservation Fund

Ok, so no one likes unraveling acronyms. But if you care about getting outdoors, this one should be on your radar. Ready? L-W-C-F.

It stands for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and it's the budgetary lifeblood for parks and open space in the... Read more

Our land, up for grabs

All around the country—even when economic times are tough—citizens from across the political spectrum vote to protect the land and water that safeguard the physical, environmental, social, and economic health of our communities. But our legislators seem to... Read more

There's the aerial, the kickflip, and the ollie, the tailslide, railslide, noseslide, and the McTwist. But in many neighborhoods, the toughest trick in the book is simply finding a place to skate. 

That's true even in San Francisco—a city that looms... Read more

Thanks to everyone who voted for our Avalon Green Alley Demonstration Project in the My LA2050 Grants Challenge! We're thrilled to report... Read more

People gather in a public park to watch the fireworks

The Fourth of July holiday signals the beginning of the nation’s most popular outdoor season. Over the long holiday weekend, tens of millions of Americans will visit our public parks, riverfronts, shorelines, and open spaces to celebrate the nation’s birth... Read more

The Trust for Alex's Land

Because it feels great to end a day with a sunset hike. Because the beauty of the land is an inspiration. Because we need more places where kids can be kids. There are a thousand reasons to love the outdoors, and we created the #OurLand... Read more

Behind-the-scenes of #OurLand

This week marks the launch of #OurLand—The Trust for Public Land's effort to inspire you to speak up for the parks, trails, and wild places you love. We created this campaign to remind everyone that public lands are our land... Read more

Exploring the forest on the Summer Hill property in Madison, CT

In a newsletter to his constituents in the fall of 1969, Senator Gaylord Nelson announced an “environmental teach-in” planned for college campuses the following year—an event that would come to be known as the first Earth... Read more