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    Private property sign in front of view of Zion National Park.
    Mike Schirf

    Zion National Park is at risk of development. We’re working to protect it.

    A recent report found that more than 9 million acres of public land across the West are "landlocked," cut off from public access by private land. 

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    ©Brian Mohr/ EmberPhoto.ph 802-496-5434.email: info@emberphoto.com..TPL - Lincoln Peak.Green Mountains, Vermont..
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    How do you measure a year?

    We have lots of statistics about the work we did together in 2018. But the numbers are only part of the story. 

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    Mill Creek, a part of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail project near Salt Lake City, UT. Photos by Mike Schirf.
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    New study: the 50 best cities to #OptOutside

    Pretty much any way we slice the data, it's clear there are major disparities in access to public lands across the country. 

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    Opening celebration of the PS 111M playground in Hell's Kitchen in New York City, NYC Playgrounds Program.
    Timothy Schenck

    200 New York City playgrounds later, we're still greening strong

    In the mid 1990s, New York City had less green space per person than almost anywhere in America. See what's changed since we started rebuilding parks across all five boroughs. 

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    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. 

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    A skateboarder waits his turn at the new Skateboard Park, Josh holds his skateboard while watching the skateboard action at the new Skateboard Park at the Historic Fourth Ward Park in Atlanta, GA. Atlanta Beltline., 2011, GA, Historic Fourth Ward Park, Parks for People, Fulton, Atlanta, Historic Fourth Ward Park, Children | Developed Park | Playground | Recreation, Darcy Kiefel

    Falling with style, and other life lessons from a neighborhood skate park

    “Skaters have to know how to handle a situation if you’re about to lose your balance. There are things you can do to stay on your feet, or at least fall in a way you don’t get hurt.”

Skaters at Hilltop Park
Matt Derrick was a teenager in upstate New York when he first saw Future Primitive . The 1985 film featured pro skateboarder Tommy ...
A double rainbow over the Grand Canyon
If you’ve ever explored a national park—especially one of the busier ones, like Yosemite or Yellowstone—you might have noticed all kinds of ...
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Though they’re still in grade school, the kids at C.S. 154 in Harlem are already learning a valuable life lesson: if they’re willing to ...
Coastal bluffs, ocean, and fog
After more than 150 years on a small, inland reservation, the Kashia band of Pomo Indians has at last returned to the California coast. ...
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Chances are, your favorite outdoor memories aren’t just of the places you’ve been—they’re also about the people who’ve joined you for the ...
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From the door of her apartment, Artyene Wilson can see the sparkling expanse of Lake Erie stretching away to the horizon. “You can’t beat ...
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 ...
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If you're a Trust for Public Land member, it's time to check your mailbox: the fall/winter 2016 issue of Land&People —our ...
President Roosevelt stands at the center of a group of men in front a giant Sequoia tree
With a contentious campaign season dragging on—and public lands under attack from all sides —we've ...
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Update—November 9, 2016: Americans voted overwhelmingly in support of parks this Election Day. Of the 86 park, conservation, and ...
An old mining-town building seen through an empty door frame
If you’ve spent some time road-tripping, you know that “ghost town” can mean a lot of things: from the rubble of a few foundations—the ...
Historic photograph of Northfield, Massachusetts
On a cool, wet evening in early May, J.T. Horn found himself pacing outside of a high school gym in Northfield, Massachusetts. Behind the ...
A saguaro forest
Next to the 10-gallon hat and the cowboy boot, there is no more widely recognized symbol of the Southwest than the giant saguaro cactus. ...
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When you hear “Coney Island,” your mind probably goes straight to the fanfare and Ferris wheels of the famous New York City boardwalk. But ...
View of a redwood canopy
Tim Kovar is afraid of heights. It wouldn’t be remarkable—most of us get a little nervous off the ground—except that Kovar makes a living ...
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Ackerson Meadow lies along the western boundary of Yosemite National Park, a bright island of open grass in a sea of shady forest. It’s a ...
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On clear nights, stars blaze in the sky over Ohio’s Glen Helen Nature Preserve . The ...
The Tetons and Snake River (1942)
“What a country chooses to save is what a country chooses to say about itself.” We’re thinking about these words from boundary- ...
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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 ...
Children climb on a net structure at Boeddeker Park in San Francisco
When we met Jaeya Bayani, we knew you needed to hear from her. The San Francisco 8th grader has a lot to say about Boeddeker Park, whose ...
A lighthouse shining in the night.
There’s something about a lighthouse that captures the imagination. Maybe it’s eerie tales of ships lost at sea, or the courage of the lone ...
View from the cliffs over the confluence of the Green and Yampa rivers
The steady current of the Green River pulls our rafts and kayaks toward what looks like a geologic impossibility. Ahead of us is a gigantic ...
Panorama of Canyon Rims
Last week, Utah congressman Rob Bishop released an updated version of his Public Lands Initiative, a proposal more than three years in the ...
Tents, tarps, and bikes in a forested campsite
Hot sun, warm waves, and cool sea breeze through the pitch pines: this is the stuff of summer that lures millions of people to Cape Cod ...
A mock Pokemon card of a squirrel
Pokemon Go is the virtual reality craze sweeping the nation—with some surprising side-effects. Even the most screen-addicted players say ...

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