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Squak Mountain, Washington

If you've ever hiked the Pacific Northwest—or dreamed of it, as an armchair traveler—you know the peace and stillness of a walk in the woods: lush ferns underfoot, pine boughs overhead, and worries a world away. The forest is such an important part of the region's identity that it's easy to take...

Old Speck Mountain, Maine

The Appalachian Trail boasts some impressive numbers:  It's more than 2,000 miles long and passes through 14 different states. More than 2 million people explore the trail every year. Of those, a few thousand will attempt to hike its entire length —and only one in four will succeed.

But...

Back in September, you helped The Trust for Public Land win the My LA2050 Grants Challenge with a proposal to turn run-down alleyways in South Los Angeles into much-needed green space. Now, we’re busy getting ready for...

Rich Reid

With the Academy Awards® coming up this weekend, most film buffs have starlets and ballgowns on the brain. But here at The Trust for Public Land, we watch the silver screen with an eye for one thing: location, location, location. ...

Colonel Charles Young

King’s Canyon, Sequoia, Yosemite—today, they’re among the most widely recognized parks in the world. But in the early 1900s, the first national parks were unfinished, untested, and protected only on paper. They faced threats from poachers who picked off wildlife and illegal grazing that...

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