• A view of Napa Valley from Oat Hill Mine Trail
    Trust for Public Land archive

    Wine-country conservation: bold start, sweet finish?

    We're working to add nearly 1,000 acres to Robert Louis Stevenson State Park.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Newark Riverfront Park at dusk
    Newark Riverfront Park at dusk
    Colin Cooke

    In the federal budget battle, cuts to park funding might not be obvious

  • 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."

Despite their reputation for Midwestern politeness, residents of St. Paul and Minneapolis are locked in an intense rivalry—and it's not a ...
Kids at a schoolyard in Fresno
We admit it: we’re park nerds here at The Trust for Public Land. So we’re excited to release this year’s ParkScore® ...
Snoqualmie Falls
It’s a big week for fans of the TV show Twin Peaks: after a 25-year hiatus, the series returned to the small screen for a third ...
Denver skyline from Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
There's a big blank spot on the map of the Denver metro. In the city’s northeast corner, the grid ends abruptly in an open prairie. Instead ...
Stonington High School crew
In the sport of crew, rowers talk about finding their “swing”—the blissful state when every athlete in the boat is working together in ...
Rue Mapp rafting
We were honored to welcome Rue Mapp to our annual conference of volunteers last week. Mapp is the founder of ...
Land&People magazine spring/summer 2017
Whether it’s on the summit of a distant mountain or at the top of the jungle gym in your neighborhood park, adventure awaits us all in the ...
A view of Napa Valley from Oat Hill Mine Trail
Mention California’s Napa Valley and most people think wine country, not wilderness. But beyond the vineyards and tasting rooms you’ll also ...
There’s something about time spent in nature that makes us feel better. Whether it’s a quick stroll around the block to think through a ...
Monarch butterflies in flight
Familiar but striking, delicate yet tough, monarch butterflies endure of one nature’s most grueling voyages, fluttering thousands of miles ...
Los Angeles residents relish the natural beauty of their beaches and mountains, but too many families live too far from a park to make ...
Newark Riverfront Park at dusk
All eyes are on Washington, D. C., this week in anticipation of the release of a first draft of the federal budget. Early reports hint at ...
Cliff on a lake
Jim Brandenburg has traveled to the ends of the earth as a photographer on assignment for National Geographic. He’s photographed ...
Paddling along the shoreline on Hayden Island
Conservationist, environmental lawyer, transportation expert, scholar, athlete, outdoorswoman … Gail Achterman was many things, but her ...
It all started with The Call of the Wild . Spencer Bruggeman was 11 when he read Jack London’s classic tale about a sled dog in ...
Grand Prismatic Spring
In October, jazz composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith released his latest album “America’s National Parks.” It’s definitely our kind of ...
Brick row houses in Pullman
February is Black History Month—and it’s never long enough. That’s one of the reasons we love visiting national monuments that tell the ...
Icons representing some of the benefits of time spent in nature
You’d probably agree that getting outside does people good—but do you ever wonder why that is? Many scientists have attempted to answer ...
Despite its notoriously wet winters and some seriously steep hills, Seattle is a two-wheeled triumph: its residents commute by bike at a ...
Sunset at coastal cliffs
The California Coastal National Monument is not your typical park. For one thing, it’s 1,100 miles long, stretching the full distance ...
Kara Winger
Like so many of us, Kara Winger likes to take to the trails to clear her mind and blow off stress from the workday. Less typical: Winger’s ...