Town forests actually create jobs and revenue, an economic study released last week shows. The study, conducted by researchers at the Donella Meadows Institute for the Community Forestry Collaborative, shows that when towns create a town forest with multiple uses allowed, it can mean tourism, timber and habitat improvement.
Recorded at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, this town hall discussion examines the causes of the current childhood obesity crisis. We hear from many organizations that have mobilized to tackle the problem. Adrian Benepe, Senior Vice President and Director of City Park Development of The Trust for Public Land, is one of the speakers.
The small town of Errol, N.H., created a Community Forest in 2005, and a new study shows that the town-owned and managed forest, called 13 Mile Woods Community Forest, contributes significantly to local economic and community development.
Tomatoes and carrots could soon be sprouting from the soils of Roxbury. On Monday night, a representative from the Trust for Public Lands was in front of Roxbury residents to explain his group’s plan to turn lots on Harold Street and Akron Street into commercial urban farms.
About 3,000 acres near Whitefish topped the US Forest Service's list of conservation projects through the Forest Legacy Program. This also happens to be the same land where Whitefish gets nearly three-quarters of its water supply.
The protection of land and water in western Montana's Haskill basin is the nation's top-ranked working forest conservation project for the U.S. Forest Service, The Trust for Public Land announced today.
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.
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.
Through the New Jersey Trust for Public Land, the Ocean County Natural Lands Trust and the Pinelands Commission have brokered a deal to purchase 195 acres in the Barnegat Bay watershed in Jackson, Manchester and Toms River townships that includes 1,500 linear feet of shoreline along the Toms River and extensive wetlands.
The Trust for Public Land today issued the following statement after the release of President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2015, which includes $900 million for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.