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Our extensive research into what makes parks successful has become an indispensable guide for park planning. We produce in-depth reports on park benefits, facts and figures, and more.
By sharing groundbreaking research and in-depth case studies, The Trust for Public Land is helping conservation leaders develop strategies for protecting land near rivers, lakes, streams, and coastlines.
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- Chattanooga's Parks Investment Great for BusinessOver the last two decades The Trust for Public Land has been a partner in the City of Chattanooga's investments in dozens of new parks and natural areas. This investment has paid off, as new businesses -- most notably Volkswagen -- have been attracted to a revitalized Chattanooga.