• A peak in King, Washington

    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

    Chattanooga bridges the greenway gap

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

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

    Meet the Equipo Verde: allies for alleys

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

  • A woman plays fetch with her dog at Whitefish Lake in the Haskill Basin in Whitefish, MT

    In Montana, a community keeps the water flowing

    A local ballot measure to fund the protection of Haskill Basin passed with an overwhelming majority of 84 percent.

  • A snowy Wilson Peak rises above autumn forests near Telluride, Colorado

    Trading spaces for a famous Fourteener

The Tetons and Snake River (1942)
“What a country chooses to save is what a country chooses to say about itself.” We’re thinking about these words from boundary- ...
It’s 2 o’clock on a hot summer afternoon. You’re getting ready to meet some friends at the park for a game of basketball. Which t-shirt ...
Children climb on a net structure at Boeddeker Park in San Francisco
When we met Jaeya Bayani, we knew you needed to hear from her. The San Francisco 8th grader has a lot to say about Boeddeker Park, whose ...
A lighthouse shining in the night.
There’s something about a lighthouse that captures the imagination. Maybe it’s eerie tales of ships lost at sea, or the courage of the lone ...
View from the cliffs over the confluence of the Green and Yampa rivers
The steady current of the Green River pulls our rafts and kayaks toward what looks like a geologic impossibility. Ahead of us is a gigantic ...
Panorama of Canyon Rims
Last week, Utah congressman Rob Bishop released an updated version of his Public Lands Initiative, a proposal more than three years in the ...
Tents, tarps, and bikes in a forested campsite
Hot sun, warm waves, and cool sea breeze through the pitch pines: this is the stuff of summer that lures millions of people to Cape Cod ...
A mock Pokemon card of a squirrel
Pokemon Go is the virtual reality craze sweeping the nation—with some surprising side-effects. Even the most screen-addicted players say ...
A family walks down a path at Colwood Park in Portland, Oregon
The mayor of Portland calls the transformation of a private golf course into a public park “a land-use miracle”—but it wasn’t a hole in one ...
Stonewall Inn, New York City
Martin Luther King Jr. said in a 1965 sermon that “the arc of the moral universe is long—but it bends toward justice.” The national parks ...
American flag flying in front of mountains
Protecting land brings all kinds of people together—in our work across the country, we’ve seen creative collaborations between everyone ...
Happy 30th anniversary Columbia River Gorge
The Columbia River Gorge is 85 miles of awesome, unwinding from the arid plateaus east of the Cascades to the towering temperate ...
Historical photo of workers building an elevated rail-line in Chicago
Can you believe it’s only been a year since the opening of The 606 ? Already, this one-of-a- ...
Michael Lanza and family at Glacier Bay National Park
With our young families in tow, my friends and I waded into the crowd gathering around Yellowstone’s Old Faithful. We were buddies before ...
Despite their reputation for Midwestern politeness, residents of St. Paul and Minneapolis are locked in an intense rivalry—and it's not a ...
Firewatch, by Campo Santo
No surprise for a bunch of park people, we’re usually the last to know about a new video game. We level up with a steep hike, and our idea ...
A woman works on an acequia irrigation ditch in New Mexico
Water woes have always been a fact of life in the American West: it’s a region defined less by a compass point than by the fact that its ...
Land&People Spring/Summer 2016 cover
If you're a Trust for Public Land member, it's time to check your mailbox: the spring/summer 2016 issue of Land ...
People enjoying the bridge in South Chickamauga
The latest addition to Chattanooga's greenway system is by no means the longest we've completed. But if you ask the neighbors who turned up ...
Kids play in a stream at Storymill Park
A decade ago, Richard Louv’s book Last Child in the Woods sounded the alarm: our culture's increasing alienation from the natural ...
Fisherman on a Florida pier
In the spring of 2010, Terry Breed and his wife, Susan, opened a pontoon boat rental business in Destin, Florida. “We were retired, bored, ...
Two people playing bike polo
Each year, The Trust for Public Land wrangles stats on parks in the hundred most populous cities in the U.S. Want to know the largest city ...
10 Parks that Changed America | Preview
Documentary buffs, grab the popcorn! We can’t wait to watch " ...
Super-slides and wave pools? Try bioswales and rain gardens. Across the country, city parks are doing double-duty to help control ...