This is conservation: 31 places you helped protect in 2016

By Trust for Public Land
Published December 13, 2016

This is conservation: 31 places you helped protect in 2016

No doubt about it: 2016 was an eventful year for public lands. But with the help of friends and supporters like you, we're standing up for parks and open space, and helping communities across the country protect the places that matter most to them.

Thanks to you, we saved threatened land for national parks including Yosemite, Rocky Mountain, and Saguaro. In small towns like Sand Point, Idaho, and Milan, New Hampshire, we empowered neighbors to protect the forests, streams, and trails that sustain local economies. And in cities from New York to San Francisco, we built parks and playgrounds that help people stay happier and healthier—while meeting the challenges of climate change head-on.

This is what conservation means to us—and we couldn’t do any of it without you. Got a spare moment to celebrate with us? Check out our slideshow of just some of the places you made a difference in 2016.

As we look ahead to a pivotal year to come, we need your support more than ever. There’s no better time to give: our Year-End Matching Gift Challenge has been extended through December 31. We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity—and double the impact of your support!

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