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Zion National Park

Zion National Park encompasses close to 150,000 acres of wild canyon country. What many visitors don't realize is that parts of this wild, beloved national park are at risk of development: nearly 3,000 acres of private land remain within Zion's boundaries. These islands of private property can impact trail access, wildfire management, views, water quality, and wildlife habitat — not to mention interrupting your hike. 

Heat Response

Across Philadelphia, extreme heat disproportionately impacts lower-income and vulnerable communities, an inequity that influences their health, safety, and daily lives. The Trust for Public Land’s Heat Response project engages community members in Fairhill, Grays Ferry and Southeast Philadelphia to create public art that addresses the question: “Why should we care about urban heat and what can we do about it?” A team of four local artists, supported by nationally renowned artist Eve Mosher, and neighborhood leads, will help elevate community voices and creatively amplify their lived experiences to drive policy change and achieve equity across Philadelphia neighborhoods in response to rising temperatures.  


The Trust for Public Land and our partners have achieved amazing conservation funding heights for parks and open space, including the creation of more than $80 billion in public funds across the nation. But one program in Washington State has proven over time, that when you build bi-partisan support, and nurture relationships based on shared recreation and conservation values, you can create a lasting legacy.


For years, students at Dallas’s South Oak Cliff High School went to class in grim conditions. “The roof leaked, asbestos was everywhere, drinking water came in lead pipes, the heating and air conditioning didn’t work,” says Derek Battie, head of the South Oak Cliff alumni association. “Our...


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 center of gravity—until warming winters and a vanishing snowpack drove the resort out of business in 2010. Without a steady stream of visitors, property values...


Kolea Fukumitsu knows kalo. The starchy vegetable, also known as taro, is a traditional staple of Hawaiian diets, and Fukumitsu is in the ninth generation of his family who’ve cultivated it on the island of Oʻahu.

Fukumitsu grew up planting kalo at his...


Breaking news from Washington, DC: the Great American Outdoors Act was just signed into law. This is arguably the most important parks and public lands law of our generation, providing over $9 billion to fix the...


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. And nowhere else in the region can you find more of these famous figures than...


Saguaro National Park, located adjacent to the city of Tucson has over a million visitors each year. In addition to protecting the beautiful landscape of the Sonoran Desert, including large forests of the namesake saguaro cacti, the Park provides visitors with over 190 miles of trails, a popular outdoor destination for both local residents and tourists from around the world. Since [year of first Saguaro project] The Trust for Public Land has protected [##] acres in and around Saguaro National Park, improving access and connectivity to Tucson's big backyard.