There's a big blank spot on the map of the Denver metro.

In the city’s northeast corner, the grid ends abruptly in an open prairie. Instead of cars and trucks, a herd of bison lumbers across the grass. Bald eagles perch in tall cottonwood trees, taking in the panoramic view of downtown...


Mention California’s Napa Valley and most people think wine country, not wilderness. But beyond the vineyards and tasting rooms you’ll also find hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and spectacular views–if you know where to look.

Dominated by Mount St. Helena, Robert Louis Stevenson State...


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...

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Today the Trust for Public Land transferred 44 acres to Saguaro National Park. The donation is located on the east side of the National Park north of Vail, and adds a critical water resource to the park area.

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The Montana Wetland Council has awarded the 2017 Montana Wetland Stewardship Award to The Trust for Public Land citing the Trust’s accomplishments in the Story Mill Restoration Project.

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To the delight of local anglers, boaters, campers, skiers, snowmobilers, and conservationists, The Trust for Public Land announced today that 40 acres of land at Stony Point has been formally acquired by the United States Forest Service.

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The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with the State of Utah Department of Natural Resources and the USDA Forest Service, today announced the protection of a 382-acre ranch adjacent to the Dixie National Forest and just northeast of Zion National Park.

Helemano Wilderness Recreation Area, O'ahu

In October 2018, The Trust for Public Land purchased nearly 2,900 acres of watershed and former plantation land in the Helemano area of Central O‘ahu from Dole Food Company and conveyed it to the State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (“DOFAW”). The property has appropriately been renamed the Helemano Wilderness Recreation Area and will provide outdoor recreational opportunities while securing important watershed and native habitat for the future.


For generations, the land around Montana’s Trumbull Creek has provided forestry jobs for the local economy, clean water, critical fish and wildlife habitat, and recreation for residents and visitors, including hunting, fishing, cross country skiing, and hiking. Now those benefits are protected forever through a conservation easement that bars commercial and residential development while guaranteeing public access and preserving sustainable forestry.

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The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks, today announced that it has secured a conservation easement on 7,068 acres of the Trumbull Creek property.