Coastal lands

Cementing protection for one of the largest privately owned pieces of land on California's 1,100-mile coastline, a San Francisco environmental group on Monday donated to the public the Coast Dairies property—a pastoral expanse of rolling meadows, redwood... Read more

Almost 6,000 acres of the Coast Dairies land near Santa Cruz has been donated to the public, meaning more than seven miles of spectacular coast will be forever protected, The Trust for Public Land announced today.

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Each year, The Trust for Public Land compiles the City Parks Facts report—the nation's most complete compilation of data about urban parks in the nation's largest 100 cities.

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A Hawaii Kai heiau and wetland will be protected as a community-owned and managed Hawaiian cultural heritage preserve.

It has taken years of battling to preserve acres of land in Hawaii Kai. Now, Hawaii Kai's Hawea Heiau complex and Keawawa wetland will now be community owned and managed as a Hawaiian cultural heritage preserve.

To locals, there’s never been any doubt that the windswept bluffs and gorgeous meadows of Point Arena are a national treasure. Last week, President Obama made it official,... Read more

The Stornetta Public Lands, a breathtaking stretch of Mendocino County coast near Point Arena, are set to be designated a national monument by President Barack Obama on Tuesday, the Washington Post reported Saturday.

A stretch of shoreline near Point Arena marked by bluffs, forests and a salmon-filled river will become part of national monument come Tuesday, when President Obama is expected to sign an order protecting the site for generations to come.

Open-space preservation groups are celebrating the imminent completion of a $7.5 million deal to conserve 1,800 acres in Jackson Township, one of the fastest-growing areas of New Jersey. The area is in the Pinelands and encompasses the headwaters of the... Read more

Nearly a half-million visitors each year come to this park on Hawai'i Island to attend demonstrations of traditional Hawaiian arts and crafts, hike a historic trail to important archeological sites associated with the highest ciefs and priests, or just... Read more