• Capitol Hill
    Capitol Hill
    Flickr user Daniel Mennerich

    As the new administration begins, these are the public lands issues to watch

    From the Antiquities Act to the Land and Water Conservation Fund, here's what you need to know.

  • Coastal bluffs, ocean, and fog
    Terray Sylvester

    The Kashia return to the coast

    After 150 years, a California tribe is reunited with its ancestral home.

  • The Equipo Verde participates in a clean up day at an LA Green Alley as a part of the Avalon Green Alleys program.
    The Equipo Verde participates in a clean up day at an LA Green Alley as a part of the Avalon Green Alleys program.
    Annie Bang

    Meet the Equipo Verde: allies for alleys

    They're turning an alleyway in South Los Angeles into a walkable, bikeable, beautiful public resource.

  • A peak in King, Washington
    Mailbox peak -- King, Washington
    Sean Munson

    Speaking up for public lands: how to write a letter to your representatives

    If you really want to make an impression, there’s a lot to be said for doing it the old-fashioned way.

  • People enjoying the bridge in South Chickamauga
    People enjoying the bridge in South Chickamauga
    TPL archives

    Chattanooga bridges the greenway gap

    "Now there's true connectivity into neighborhoods. This is a big deal."

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Ala Kahakai along a beach with trees
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Coastal bluffs, ocean, and fog
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President Roosevelt stands at the center of a group of men in front a giant Sequoia tree
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An old mining-town building seen through an empty door frame
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Historic photograph of Northfield, Massachusetts
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A saguaro forest
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