The Marin Headlands form a centerpiece to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and offer sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay. Today, the headlands’ much-loved trails are protected—but they were nearly lost forever. In the 1960s, the headlands were... Read more
This report describes the economic benefits of open space and trails in Pinal County, Arizona.
Gazing at the aspen- and spruce-covered mountainsides, most visitors to the San Juan Mountains just north of Silverton believe that they are looking at public lands. But TPL’s protection in August 2011 of the Jackson Claims, 225 acres of high-country... Read more
Since 1981, The Trust for Public Land has protected nearly 10,000 acres of Colorado greenbelts—land that provides a buffer between open space and development or helps define a community's growth boundary. Greenbelts offer urban dwellers a connection to... Read more
At just under a mile, the Dinky Line Trail runs between Orlando's downtown urban core and Loch Haven Park—home to art museums, performing arts theatres, and a science center. The Dinky Line got its name from the narrow-gauge tracks of the Orlando and... Read more
Filled with fragile plants, kettle bogs and their surrounding wetlands are an increasingly rare, but important habitat for songbirds, waterfowl, and other wildlife. Ohio's Springfield Bog is characterized by this distinctive habitat, so in 2009 when the... Read more
With more than a million visitors every year, the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail is one of Florida's most popular linear parks. Stretching more than 40 miles from Tarpon Springs to St. Petersburg, the trail traverses several towns and waterways, connecting... Read more
The majestic Sierra Buttes are a dramatic backdrop to the Northern Sierra's "Lakes Basin." Few people realize that this apparently pristine landscape was once actively mined as part of the Sierra Mother Lode. This has left the land in a fragmented... Read more