It has been billed as Chicago’s next great park. With spring-like weather upon us, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez decided to check out the 606—a park and trail project spanning about three miles along old railroad lines on the North Side.

The Appalachian Trail boasts some impressive numbers:  It's more than 2,000 miles long and passes through 14 different states. More than 2 million people explore the trail every year. Of those, a few thousand will attempt to hike its entire length —and... Read more

A special honor is in the works for former Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords

The state and a conservation agency are working together to create a new state forest to be named after the late Senator Jim Jeffords.

A new 1,346-acre State Forest will be created in former Senator Jim Jeffords' hometown of Shrewsbury and will be named after the late senator, The Trust for Public Land and the State of Vermont announced today.

"This will be an enduring and well-... Read more

It was as much a celebration of the 5,774-acre conservation easement as it was the successful collaboration of varied interests who all worked together to make it happen.

Marking the completion of a five-year quest for a conservation easement protecting forests in the western Maine High Peaks Region from development, about 120 supporters gathered on Saturday at the Phillips Area Community Center to celebrate their success.... Read more

No matter how hard-fought the climb was, the view from the top is always worth it. Standing on a rocky outcrop on one of the Appalachian Trail’s magnificent vistas and surveying the vast wilderness below is one of the trail’s biggest rewards, humbling both... Read more

The sprawling 23,000-acre Double E Ranch in southwestern New Mexico is a mosaic of private land and grazing leases on state and federal lands. Its rugged and beautiful terrain boasts Hell's Canyon, a mile-long slot canyon and outdoor playground for hikers... Read more

East of Jackson Hole, Wyoming in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem lies the Gros Ventre Wilderness Area, a generous expanse of wildlands, wildlife, and beauty that draws visitors from around the world. Just north of this Wilderness area sits the Upper Gros... Read more