• 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. 

A man in a wheelchair on a high mountain trail
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A young man rides a bike on a muddy trail
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A woman and her son walk on a trail above a valley
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Ala Kahakai along a beach with trees
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A double rainbow over the Grand Canyon
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An old mining-town building seen through an empty door frame
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Historic photograph of Northfield, Massachusetts
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The Tetons and Snake River (1942)
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