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Summer vacation season is getting into full swing, and we’re looking forward to spending the longest days of the year outside with our friends and families. Whether you’re planning a barbecue in your neighborhood park or...

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Californians have endured a series of devastating climate disasters in the past year. In 2020, over 4.2 million acres burned across the state, 10,000 structures were destroyed, and 31 people lost their lives in the West Coast’s worst...

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This week, a team of intrepid Trust for Public Land volunteers are making the case for parks and conservation with lawmakers in Washington, DC. For our annual Day on the Hill, over a hundred outdoor advocates from all across the country are meeting with their senators and representatives to...

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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 leader who passed away in 2019 at age 98, Ellis was the force behind an extraordinary range of public projects throughout the Puget Sound region. As a young...

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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 steady drip of sap, and a big vat simmering sweetly over a wood fire in a tumbledown barn, slowly reducing the sap into rich, amber syrup.

“Nope—mine...

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We believe every person in America deserves access to the outdoors. But today, 100 million people in America don’t have a park close to home, and our public lands have suffered from years of underinvestment. We’re on a mission to close the park equity gap that contributes to disparities in...

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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, Oregon. It’s an 85-mile wonderland of thousand-foot cliffs, thundering waterfalls, vibrant...

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We’re proud to be part of the growing movement to preserve and lift up a more accurate, equitable public memory of America. That was the subject of our latest Park Bench Chat, a conversation with Keith Weaver, Trust for Public Land board member and executive vice...

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With a new Congress in session and a presidential inauguration in the rearview, there’s a lot going on in Washington, DC, these days. So we asked our team of policy experts about the parks and public lands issues the new administration should prioritize for healthy, equitable, resilient...

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As a boy, Charles Gresham accompanied his dad on a drive along Highway 1 through Big Sur, a 70-mile stretch of steep mountains along the central California Coast. The year was 1936, and the highway had just opened to cars, making Gresham and his father among the first motorists to complete what...

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