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    Cook Park in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia.
    JPFramework.com

    Just released: new data spurs movement to close the park equity divide

    A groundbreaking new report reveals the extent of the park equity gap in America, and discusses strategies to close it. 

  • 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, The Trust for Public Land 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.

Dr. Howard Frumkin wears a green shirt and sits on lichen-covered rocks in front of a mountain vista
As wildfires, hurricanes, and a global pandemic continue to upend lives, the role of our environment—the places in which we live, work, ...
brightly colored play equipment and leafy green trees fill the Southwark School schoolyard
It’s hard to convey just how unwelcoming—OK, grim—the schoolyard at Southwark School was before ...
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In 2021, The Trust for Public Land partnered with The Boeing Company to launch an Environment Leadership Award that recognizes ...
Lake Christine forest fire burns on Basalt Mountain in Colorado
Fires are once again ravaging forests and communities in the West. This month, we checked in with a wildfire expert at Colorado State ...
A teenager golfs at the Douglass 18 mini golf course in Chicago
A Cooper’s hawk hovers over a mouse, a squirrel, and other prey. Nearby, a Baltimore oriole looks longingly at the berries that fuel its ...
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When communities are able to safely come together to experience nature, they are healthier, stronger, more connected, and more ...
Aerial view of Urban Orchard in South Gate, California
The Los Angeles River cuts a stick-straight line through the city of South Gate. Funneled into a broad concrete channel, crossed by the 710 ...
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The Appalachian Trail is a solid contender for the title of America’s most famous footpath. The 2,190-mile route passes through 14 states ...
Two young women address a crowd at a park
Summer vacation season is getting into full swing, and we’re looking forward to spending the longest days of the year outside with our ...
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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 ...
Audubon Ballroom facade with medical research facility in background
Before Ben Jealous emerged as a civil rights leader on the national stage, taking the helm of the NAACP from 2008–2013, he was a kid ...
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Californians have endured a series of devastating climate disasters in the past year. In 2020, over 4.2 million acres burned across the ...
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America has a park problem. There's a major divide between who does and doesn't have access to the outdoors, with the greatest disparities ...
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The Biden-Harris administration recently released a plan for the coming 10 years of conservation in the United States. The report, ...
Aerial image of Banning Ranch and the Pacific Ocean
As Highway 1 crosses the Santa Ana River into the city of Newport Beach, California, it passes an unexpected open space. Buildings and ...
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With spring well underway, one of the touchstones of the season is unfolding above: the biannual migration of songbirds. Each spring, ...
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Trust for Public Land community organizer Dayana Molina has worked in our Los Angeles office for four years, helping residents plan and ...
A collage of mountains with the U.S. Capitol in the foreground
This week, a team of intrepid Trust for Public Land volunteers are making the case for parks and conservation with lawmakers in Washington ...
Composite image of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, and a historical photograph of residents being removed
Nidoto nai yoni. Let it not happen again. That’s the idea that Clarence Moriwaki hopes visitors take away from the ...
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Few people understand the power of maps more than Breece Robertson. As one of the nation’s leading experts using geospatial data to help ...
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The idea of national parks is well over a hundred years old, but that doesn’t mean our parks are stuck in the past. It’s been the work of ...
Jim Ellis stands at a log fence in front of a cabin in the woods outside of Seattle, Washington.
If you’ve taken a hike anywhere within an hour’s drive of Seattle, chances are, you have Jim Ellis to thank for it. A legendary civic ...
A stormy sunset at Manhattan Beach, California
This Earth Month , we’re highlighting people who are speaking up and fighting for equitable access to the ...
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Picture, if you will, a maple sugar harvest. It’s a storybook scene: a snowy New England forest, a bucket hanging on every tree catching a ...

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