• ParkScore 2022
    Joshua Dobay

    2022 ParkScore report reveals the power of parks to address climate change

    From adapting terrain to absorb more stormwater runoff to planting more trees to cool neighborhoods and capture carbon, park designers are helping communities become more climate resilient.

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    Forever Montana: Protecting Big Sky Country

    People flock to Montana for its natural beauty and wide-open spaces. What they might not realize is how at-risk those seemingly epic wild spaces are—and that they have the power to help.

  • Aerial image of Banning Ranch and the Pacific Ocean
    Reuben Herzl / Groundmaking

    Help us transform this huge open space into Southern California’s newest coastal park

    Thanks to an extraordinary gift from Newport Beach philanthropists Frank and Joann Randall, we're leading a campaign to create an extraordinary public park at Banning Ranch.

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    It's easy to see why the Zion Narrows Trail makes it onto many hikers' bucket lists: the 16-mile route winds down an ever-deepening slot canyon. At points, the trail disappears and hikers must wade in the river itself .
    Mike Schirf

    From Ala Kahakai to Zion, 10 national parks where you’ve made a difference

    This National Park Week, we’re thanking the people who make our parks great, and celebrating just a few of the important ways our Trust for Public Land community has made a difference over the years.

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Across the timeless landscape of Montana, where mountains undulate with Douglas fir and ponderosa pine, and rivers course through verdant ...
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Lisa Brown, a high school math teacher in western Montana, tracks the seasons according to the good things she can harvest from nearby ...
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Mitch Doherty is about as outdoorsy a Montanan as you can imagine. The 42-year-old conservationist and father of two actually hails from ...
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Jim Williams cares deeply about wildlife. An ardent hunter, he believes that if you are going to eat meat, nothing shows more respect for ...
Dark birds soar over a river scene surrounded by large pine trees in Montana
Paulette Epple grew up on a game farm in Minnesota where her father raised ducks, geese, and peacocks, which were then sold to adorn zoos ...
ParkScore 2022
Climate change is upon us, impacting our health and well-being. Earlier this year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ...
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In April 1970, a group of young activists huddled in a makeshift office in Washington, DC, making final preparations for the first-ever ...
From The Ground Up
This Earth Month, we spoke with author Alison Sant, whose new book, ...
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There is a stand of quaking aspens hovering over Drake Avenue in Northeast Chicago. OK, it’s not hovering; the trees are planted there, ...
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Today, we're unveiling a new look. But this is no overnight makeover. It's the culmination of a thoughtful and strategic process—more than ...
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It's an important time for talented young people to consider government service, as there is tremendous opportunity in every part of the ...
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When it comes to iconic urban design, spaces such as Vatican City’s St. Peter’s Square, New York’s Central Park, and Ryōanji garden in ...
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Generations of my mother’s family came from Colorado. As a kid, my heroes included well-known cowboys, pioneers, smoke jumpers, and the men ...
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In the deep midwinter—the cold, dark stretch between the holidays and Groundhog Day—options for outdoor activity can feel limited. But ...
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Helen Paxton, a lifelong nature lover from Montclair, New Jersey, always considered herself a "pretty wimpy hiker," at least compared to ...
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For the past two decades, we've pioneered a movement that not only saves precious forestlands but also generates social and economic ...
Aerial photo of Downeast Lakes Community Forest in the fall
Two decades ago in Grand Lake Stream, Maine, a group of neighbors with virtually no experience in the conservation field got together to ...
Cradled in a bend on the Hulēʻia River in the southeast corner of Kauaʻi , an ancient fishpond built 600 years ago ripples and glints in ...
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This past year, like the one before, has witnessed the continued challenges of a global pandemic, a worsening climate crisis, the fight for ...
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Each winter, Janet Drake ventures out from her home in Phoenix to hunt in the Sky Islands. This remote region of southern Arizona is named ...
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We are celebrating the amazing work of the community-based organizations awarded with 10-Minute Walk grants by Trust for Public Land ...
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Parks are essential for public health, climate resilience, and strong connected communities; however, 100 million people in the U.S.— ...
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When Abby Sloan, principal of Jennie Reed Elementary School in Tacoma, Washington, talks about the problems with the existing schoolyard, ...
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Few sights dazzle the eye like a stunning display of autumn foliage, and fall is in full swing at Trust for Public Land–protected places ...

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