• 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

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 ...
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
Falcons have captured the human imagination for thousands of years: they’re a potent symbol in ancient myths—and for present-day sports ...
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 ...
Sun shines on a valley viewed from a mountainside
Mount Ascutney rises 3,000 feet above the town of West Windsor, Vermont. For generations, the ski resort at its base was the community’s ...
Monarch butterflies in flight
Familiar but striking, delicate yet tough, monarch butterflies endure of one nature’s most grueling voyages, fluttering thousands of miles ...
Despite its notoriously wet winters and some seriously steep hills, Seattle is a two-wheeled triumph: its residents commute by bike at a ...
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 ...
Super-slides and wave pools? Try bioswales and rain gardens. Across the country, city parks are doing double-duty to help control ...
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 ...