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Ute Valley Park is one of Colorado Springs most popular parks, and it will be expanding soon.
Rolling hills, expansive views, wild animals, meandering streams, open meadows and green forests—all surrounding the Craftsman mansion built by the co-founder of the historic Orenco townsite—will soon be available in the form of a 42-acre nature park for Hillsboro residents to enjoy.
King County and The Trust for Public Land are taking the last few steps in a two-year-long journey to permanently preserve more than 200 acres of Cascade foothills forestland.
The Gros Ventre Road has for decades come to its end at a privately owned historic ranch that stretched for 2.5 miles along the Gros Ventre River. A few years from now the road will still come to a dead end, but hikers and fishermen will be able to continue their excursions hoofing it over public lands.
Fulfilling a promise by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, that the State would be an active partner in the effort to permanently protect a 1,000 acre coastal forest known as The Preserve, the Connecticut State Bond Commission today unanimously voted in favor of contributing $2 million in funding for the project.
Outdoor recreation generates $21.6 billion a year in spending on trips and equipment in Washington State, a new study prepared for the Legislature shows.
The Trust for Public Land has announced that Newman's Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman, will match donations to The Preserve dollar-for-dollar until a $150,000 challenge has been met.
Today, Former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), along with the Jackson Hole Land Trust, and Trust for Public Land announced that Senator Kohl has donated nearly 1,000 acres in the Upper Gros Ventre to The Trust for Public Land—the nation's leading nonprofit working to conserve land. The transfer from private ownership to The Trust for Public Land will support multi-pronged efforts to conserve one of the most pristine, beautiful landscapes in Wyoming.
The deal, which was finalized recently between The Trust for Public Land and Linkletter Timberlands, provides public access for recreation–including on two ITS snowmobile trails–while maintaining the land as a working forest.
A 5,774-acre forested property in Franklin County has been permanently protected, ensuring that it will continue to produce timber and logging jobs and will be available for recreation such as snowmobiling, fishing, hiking, and hunting, The Trust for Public Land announced today.