Climate change

When Superstorm Sandy hit in 2012, the Rosemma Wetlands in New Jersey's Long Beach Township helped buffer nearby homes from flooding. The tidal marshes and coastal grasslands deflected powerful storm-surges and absorbed the relentless high tides. The area'... Read more


To help cities better manage stormwater, The Trust for Public Land incorporates green infrastructure solutions into many of our parks and playgrounds. These "greening" practices can be anything that helps absorb, delay, and treat stormwater, like... Read more

Staten Island's former Blissenbach Marina, a contaminated boat yard, sat vacant along Staten Island's north shore waterfront for years, covered in gravel and weeds. The Trust for Public Land, working with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,... Read more

A number of American cities are looking at innovative and creative ways to develop new park land for their residents in projects which can also help protect their local streams and rivers from the type of dirty water and even raw sewage overflow caused by... Read more

Recently, the children at P.S. 261 in Brooklyn were turned loose on the new playground at their school in the Boerum Hill neighborhood. And it was an instant hit, with swarms of kids running and playing. What the kids didn't know is that their playground... Read more

Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement about President Obama's climate program announcement:

"We welcome the President's proposals and leadership on this issue. Our nation needs to act, and act soon... Read more

 After President Obama's Inaugural Address, The Trust for Public Land today issued the following statement:

Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, said, "We appreciate President Obama's strong statement in his Inaugural Address that... Read more

As scientific evidence for human-caused climate change continues to accumulate, so does the advice about ways to reduce your own carbon footprint and help ease the planet's burden. Insulate your home, install solar panels, ride your bike, drive less, and... Read more

The Trust for Public Land is working to bring into public ownership 43 acres wedged between Kremer Lake—a popular deep-water trout lake—and the Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway in the heart of northern Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest. Owned for... Read more

A map of The Trust for Public Land's climate conservation priority areas.