• Kellogg Park in Los Angeles, CA.
    Annie Bang

    #SaveLWCF to help cities reach green space goals

    Everyone deserves a park within a 10-minute walk. See how the Land and Water Conservation Fund is helping cities build parks where they're needed most. 

  • Men on horses, Sky Island Ranches - El Coronado Ranch in Southeastern Arizona, Nov. 11, 2014. Pictured: Jesse Hoge, Kevin St. Clair. 2014, AZ, Sky Island Grasslands, Working Lands, Wilcox, La Cienega Ranch, Animals/Wildlife|Mountains|Recreation|Lake|Rural/Agriculture|, Chris Hinkle
    Chris Hinkle

    Restored Arizona ranch is where the wild things are

    “The cattle operation is important, but it’s just one aspect of my responsibility to this land."

  • Participatory design workshop for our boulder in Montbello Park on January 28, 2018. The workshop took place at the American Mountaineering Center (710 10th St, Golden, CO 80401) with The North Face, ELK, Brown Girls who Climb, Brothers of Climbing, ID Sculpture and others.
    Lorenzo Dawkins

    New climbers find a foothold in neighborhood parks

  • Cyclists in matching outfits ride on a country road
    Remember the Removal Bike Ride

    A ride to remember: Cherokee cyclists trace the Trail of Tears

    50 years ago, Congress created the National Trails System. Today, we're celebrating the trails that keep us connected to our shared heritage. 

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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 ...
Falcon mural at Lafayette Street School
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Blue Trees
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Sun shines on a valley viewed from a mountainside
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Monarch butterflies in flight
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On a lonely stretch of beach in Olympic National Park, my family and I approached a bus-sized boulder. As we drew closer, we saw it was ...
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 ...
A family walks down a path at Colwood Park in Portland, Oregon
The mayor of Portland calls the transformation of a private golf course into a public park “a land-use miracle”—but it wasn’t a hole in one ...
American flag flying in front of mountains
Protecting land brings all kinds of people together—in our work across the country, we’ve seen creative collaborations between everyone ...
People enjoying the bridge in South Chickamauga
The latest addition to Chattanooga's greenway system is by no means the longest we've completed. But if you ask the neighbors who turned up ...
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The Equipo Verde participates in a clean up day at an LA Green Alley as a part of the Avalon Green Alleys program.
Sonia Rodriguez lives in walking distance of her kids’ school and the grocery store, but it's always felt safer to drive. The streets in ...
Mark Hoffman
For much of the past century, wetlands were dismissed as useless or even dangerous—dredged, filled in, developed, and polluted. Since 1900 ...
Tree and city
It doesn't take a diplomat to recognize that it's rare for 195 countries to agree on anything, much less on a subject as thorny as carbon ...
City Park, New Orleans
When Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans in August 2005, it left 90 percent of historic City Park—an area larger than New York's ...