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Fireworks over a forest.

"New year, new you"—it’s easier said than done. Although most of us can think of changes we’d like to make in our lives (more time outdoors, anyone?), making good on resolutions can be a challenge. We start out with the best intentions, slack off by spring, and, come December, find ourselves...

Ice skating at Knight's Pond in Maine

Winter can feel like a grind. Dark days of dodging puddles, shoveling driveways, and misplacing mittens—it’s enough to make us want to curl up under a blanket and stay there until April.

Tempting as that sounds, it turns out one of the best ways to get through winter is to welcome it with...

Migrating birds

If you’re one of the millions of Americans gearing up for a cross-country trip next week, you know you’re in for all the joys of holiday travel: the traffic, the long lines at security, the weather delays. So if you find yourself in the middle seat starting to wish you’d stayed home, it might...

31 places you made a difference in 2015 with The Trust for Public Land

Skip, stroll, swing, ski, surf … these are just a few of the ways you can experience the land you’ve helped us protect in the past year. From a seventh-generation dairy farm in New Hampshire, to an elevated trail high above Chicago, to a wave-tossed stretch of the California coast—and dozens of...

Vermont Town Forests

New England is rich in traditions, and our favorite is the community forest. It's an idea with its roots in the colonial era, when surveyors set aside public commons for grazing livestock, gathering fuel, and supporting schools and churches. Later laws gave local authorities the ability to...

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