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    Students of Brewster Pierce Memorial School attend class in the outdoor classroom in Huntington Community Forest, in Huntington, VT, on January 27, 2021.
    Peter Cirilli

    A new community-owned forest keeps outdoor adventure in the lesson plan

    Students in Huntington, Vermont, have a huge new natural schoolyard to explore.

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    The Nature Conservancy

    In Hawai‘i, a grandson follows ancient footsteps to help save his family’s ancestral home

    Trust for Public Land supporters are helping expand the Big Island's Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail. 

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    Don Thomas II

    Neighborhood activist Taylor Toynes on parks and community power

Jim Ellis stands at a log fence in front of a cabin in the woods outside of Seattle, Washington.
If you’ve taken a hike anywhere within an hour’s drive of Seattle, chances are, you have Jim Ellis to thank for it. A legendary civic ...
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Picture, if you will, a maple sugar harvest. It’s a storybook scene: a snowy New England forest, a bucket hanging on every tree catching a ...
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The Columbia River Gorge unwinds from the arid plateaus east of the Cascades to the towering temperate rainforests just outside of Portland ...
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The Hawaiian scholar Mary Kawena Pukūʻi wrote more than fifty books about the language and culture of Hawaiʻi. With titles like The ...
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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 ...
Kids run toward the camera at Coopers Poynt School in Camden, NJ
We’re proud to partner with the ...
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For years, students at Dallas’s South Oak Cliff High School went to class in grim conditions. “The roof leaked, asbestos was everywhere, ...
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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 ...
Delaware Water Gap
The Delaware River, the longest free-flowing waterway east of the Mississippi, meanders more than 300 miles from the Catskill Mountains in ...
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With the coronavirus spreading rapidly through cities, officials around the nation started to look for ways to give cooped-up residents ...
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If you feel like your local outdoor spot has been busier since the start of the pandemic, you might be right: across the country, park ...
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On a typical spring day, Drew Honzel might be out exploring the wild mountains and rivers within an easy drive of his home in Klamath Falls ...
A green river runs through a deep red canyon in Zion National Park
National park fans are celebrating some good news out of southern Utah: this week, The Trust for Public Land completed a years-long effort ...
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The forested slopes of Cougar Mountain are a comforting backdrop to daily life in the Seattle suburb of Issaquah. Hitting the trail for an ...
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This year, Clevelanders commemorated the 50th anniversary of the day the Cuyahoga River—which runs through the heart of the city—caught ...
Aerial view of Fisher's Peak
Juan De La Roca was ready to leave Colorado behind. For 25 years, he’d lived, worked, and played in the mountains around Denver and Boulder ...
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Last month, we threw a great big party to celebrate the grand opening of the brand new Story Mill Community Park in Bozeman, Montana. The ...
A man carries a woman in a backpack on a hike through a green field
If you like getting outside, you know how important it is to find an adventure buddy: someone who’s as excited as you are to hit the trail ...
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Around this time of year, a strange condition starts to spread among the inhabitants of central Maine. During long summer days outside, ...
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UPDATE: Great news! We're proud to announce we've protected 17 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail at ...
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Laurie and Andrea Kass are on a mission. The mother-daughter duo from Marquette, Michigan, aim to hike at least 100 miles on the North ...
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Ever watch the Olympics on TV? You notice how nervous tension builds before a race: In the moments just before the starting gun, the camera ...
A person snowshoes through fresh powder in a forest
Tucked into the rugged mountains of western Maine, the tiny village of Bethel is a quintessential mountain town. “Getting outside is part ...
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Winter can be a grind. Dark days of dodging puddles, shoveling driveways, and misplacing mittens—it’s enough to make you want to curl up ...
Liz Thomas on a hillside swing above San Francisco
The veteran of more than 20 long-distance wilderness hikes, Liz Thomas knows how to navigate the ...

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