Blog Entries by Trust for Public Land

Climate change is upon us, impacting our health and well-being. Earlier this year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued an assessment warning that the ravages of climate change were outpacing the ability of both nature and nations to adapt.

In April 1970, a group of young activists huddled in a makeshift office in Washington, DC, making final preparations for the first-ever Earth Day. Throughout that spring, they’d been working long hours, planting a seed that would grow into a powerful force for global change.

In the deep midwinter—the cold, dark stretch between the holidays and Groundhog Day—options for outdoor activity can feel limited. But there are special places we've protected from coast to coast that offer plenty of ways to while away a winter weekend in the great outdoors.

For the past two decades, we've pioneered a movement that not only saves precious forestlands but also generates social and economic benefits. And we do it by putting communities at the center, championing local ownership and increasing access.

Each winter, Janet Drake ventures out from her home in Phoenix to hunt in the Sky Islands. This remote region of southern Arizona is named for the isolated mountain ranges that punctuate expanses of grasslands and canyons.   

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