• Martin Luther King National Historic Site in Atlanta, GA.
    Christopher T. Martin

    A civil rights icon's childhood home brings his past and presence alive

    We asked Atlantans what a visit to MLK's birth home means to them. 

  • Children playing on play structure at Taggart Schoolyard in Philadelphia, PA.
    Jenna Stamm

    You should be proud

    Here's what we accomplished together in 2017.

  • A rosy Mount Katahdin reflected in a placid Katahdin Lake at dawn, Early morning colors and mist on Katahdin Lake in Maine's Northern Forest. Mount Katahdin. Northern Forest Program., 2005, ME, Katahdin Lake, Natural Lands, Katahdin Lake, Forests | Lake | Mountains, Jerry and Marcy Monkman
    (c) Jerry and Marcy Monkman/EcoPhotography.com

    On the Appalachian Trail, a summit reached and a promise kept

    One man's journey along the storied route was more than just a walk in the woods. 

  • Two brothers explore Savage Fen SNA, Sam Kochevar looks through binoculars while brother Jack stands behind looking at the view at Savage Fen Scientific and Natural Area in Savage, MN. Scott County, Credit River, Minnesota Valley State Trail., 2010, MN, Savage Fen Scientific and Natural Area, Natural Lands, Scott, Savage, Savage Fen Scientific and Natural Area, Children | Meadow | Recreation, ALLEN BRISSON-SMITH
    ALLEN BRISSON-SMITH .TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND

    A walk on the wild sidewalk: on safari with a city naturalist

Monroe School
When she was in the third grade back in 1950, Linda Brown Thompson rode the school bus to Monroe Elementary School in Topeka, Kansas. Linda ...
Aerial photo of a blue pool surrounded by palm trees
He punawai kahe wale ke aloha. Love is a spring that flows freely. — Hawaiian proverb Chris Cramer was finishing another day’s ...
From the attacks on national monuments to a proposal to sharply increase entrance fees for national parks, it’s been a year of sobering ...
Martin Luther King Jr. was once just a kid—a bright, studious boy, but not too serious to chase his sisters around the backyard of the ...
Two-dozen shouting children helped cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the White Oak Savanna ...
If you live near a Trust for Public Land Fitness Zone® area, you've got a great alternative to hitting the gym: you can get your workout in ...
A man performs three exercises outside
Even if you’re not big on resolutions, the New Year is an opportunity to look at our health habits through fresh eyes. If you’ve got ...
Mount Katahdin marks the end of many long journeys. The 5,267-foot peak is Maine’s highest point, the summit of a formidably steep and ...
A river flows through a mountain valley
Highway 285 winds westward through the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains from Denver. At the Chaffee County line a sign declares, “Welcome ...
If you love public lands as much as we do, you already know that 2017 was a tumultuous year in conservation. But no matter what the news ...
Anna Pfaff blows snow off her fingers
Before she logged first ascents in the remote mountains of Nepal, Pakistan, India, Chile, and Colombia—and before her big sponsorships, her ...
A heron on a dusky river
Bud Baker always wanted a farm of his own. Growing up in Depression-era West Virginia, the son of factory workers at the Fenton Glass ...
When it comes to creating parks and protecting land for people, we’re all in it together. The Trust for Public Land is proud to work with ...
To reach her favorite spot at Camp Whispering Hills, Allison Walker would coax a horse up the steep trail behind the barn. The climb zig- ...
Land&People magazine Fall/Winter 2017
Every American deserves a great park within a 10-minute walk of home. It’s a belief we’ve championed for 45 years and the theme of the ...
Three young people wearing camouflage with a dog
It’s 4 a.m. and the skies over northwest Arkansas are still inky black. This is the chilliest time of day at Frog Bayou Wildlife Management ...
Falcon mural at Lafayette Street School
Falcons have captured the human imagination for thousands of years: they’re a potent symbol in ancient myths—and for present-day sports ...
Artist's rendering of the late Cretaceos period, a jungle scene
Imagine you’re visiting Colorado Springs—not today, but more than 66 million years ago. Instead of the high, arid plain you’ll find there ...
Everyone deserves a park within a 10-minute walk of home.
What could you do with 10 minutes? It’s enough time to tackle a couple quick household chores: swap the laundry, wash a few dishes. You ...
Pigeons are noble. Crows are good judges of character. Snails are underrated. Weeds are … delicious? These aren’t commonly held opinions— ...
Four cyclists smile with their bikes on a beach
From wrangling student loans to finding a new place to live, plenty of recent graduates feel like their first months out of school are an ...
United State Capitol rotunda
Between its history and its symbolism, the United States Capitol—all gleaming marble and towering columns—is a little, well, intimidating. ...
Blue Trees
Climate change can be hard to wrap your head around: it’s a tough task to keep up with the news—never mind the science. Sometimes just ...
Antelope Canyon
Lisa Bauman-Cook has spent thousands of hours crawling, shimmying, scrambling, and rappelling into caves across the western United States. ...
LA State Historic Park
A flock of kites has taken up residence in the sky over Los Angeles. You can find them out there on any sunny Saturday, held aloft by the ...