Blog Entries by The Trust for Public Land

Familiar but striking, delicate yet tough, monarch butterflies endure of one nature’s most grueling voyages, fluttering thousands of miles between their summer range across northern North America and their wintering grounds at a handful of Oyamel fir forests in the mountains west of Mexico City.

If you’ve been following the news, you know that public lands are facing unprecedented threats. But the great outdoors also has strong defenders: they come from all walks of life and across the political spectrum, and they’re ready to speak out.

Los Angeles residents relish the natural beauty of their beaches and mountains, but too many families live too far from a park to make playing outside a part of everyday life: the city ranks only 65th on The Trust for Public Land’s Parkscore™

All eyes are on Washington, D. C., this week in anticipation of the release of a first draft of the federal budget.

Jim Brandenburg has traveled to the ends of the earth as a photographer on assignment for National Geographic. He’s photographed oryx in Namibia, fishermen in China, and muskoxen roaming on the vast Arctic tundra.