Conservation funding

Like so many of us, Kara Winger likes to take to the trails to clear her mind and blow off stress from the workday. Less typical: Winger’s workday often involves hurling seven-foot-long metal spears through the air!

From the standoff at Malheur Wildlife Refuge to the debate over Bears Ears National Monument, conflicts over use of public lands often raise questions about the role these places play in the... Read more

Chances are, your favorite outdoor memories aren’t just of the places you’ve been—they’re also about the people who’ve joined you for the adventure.

Voters across the nation approved local and state ballot measures providing more than $6 billion for land conservation, parks, and restoration, The Trust for Public Land announced Tuesday night. Many of the ballot measures called for tax increases or bonds.

Update—November 9, 2016: Americans voted overwhelmingly in support of parks this Election Day. Of the 86 park, conservation, and restoration measures that appeared on ballots across the country, 68 passed.

The Trust for Public Land, working with its lobbying and campaign affiliate known as The Conservation Campaign (TCC) assists community leaders and citizen groups with campaigns to win voter approval of ballot measures for parks and land conservation. These are ballot measures that TCC has supported to be put on local and state ballots for 2016.

The Trust for Public Land today strongly supported President Obama's proposed budget for the next fiscal year, which includes continued investments in our nation's parks and public lands, water, recreation and working landscapes that support local economies. The budget proposes the maximum $900 million for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

The Trust for Public Land today strongly supported a proposal by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to increase the state's Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) to $300 million for the 2016-17 state budget, from $177 million in 2015-16.

The Trust for Public Land today issued a statement as Congress prepares to vote on an omnibus budget bill which includes money for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

The Trust for Public Land today opposed a draft bill which would fundamentally change the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), America's most successful conservation program.