• 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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    Christopher Boyer / Kestrel Aerial

    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.

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    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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In a rugged corner of New Mexico on the flank of Mount Taylor, herds of elk migrate along rock ledges through stands of ponderosa pine. ...
Three hundred U.S. cities—large and small, urban and rural—have demonstrated their commitment to the 10-Minute Walk vision to expand safe ...
ParkScore 2022
Climate change is upon us, impacting our health and well-being. Earlier this year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ...
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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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 ...
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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, ...
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, we partnered with The Boeing Company to launch an Environment Leadership Award that recognizes environmental volunteers in Arizona ...
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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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We believe every person in America needs access to the outdoors. But today, 100 million people in America don’t have a park close to home, ...
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With a new Congress in session and a presidential inauguration in the rearview, there’s a lot going on in Washington, DC, these days. So we ...
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A year ago, Jeremy Kabinoff was already looking for reasons for his students to spend more time outside. “There are afternoons when you ...
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Well, there’s no two ways about it: 2020 has been a doozy. But through the uncertainty, change, and heartbreak of the past year, Americans ...
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Your vote is your power. And in an election season with so much on the line, it’s never been more important to use your power to speak up ...

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