The California Coastal National Monument is not your typical park. For one thing, it’s 1,100 miles long, stretching the full distance between the Oregon and Mexico borders. And until recently, if you wanted to visit, you’d need a boat—or wings, or scales, or a thick layer of blubber.


Applewood golf course, Golden, CO

Since 1961, the Applewood Golf Course in Golden, Colorado has provided community members and area golf enthusiasts with a picturesque course nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. In late 2016, The Trust for Public Land purchased the property, ensuring the protection of 146 acres of urban open space from residential development.

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Summit Lake will have a clean and fun-filled future if Akron residents and two major nonprofit organizations get their way.

A group of girls take a spin at Catamount Community Forest

Set in the foothills of the Green Mountains and the fast-growing town of Williston, Vermont, the 393-acre Catamount Outdoor Family Center attracts more than 20,000 bikers, skiers, and hikers per year who take advantage of more than twenty miles of trails that meander through a diverse landscape of open meadows and forested ridges.

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To the joy of local conservation organizations and recreation-enthusiasts of all kinds, The Trust for Public Land today announced the conveyance of 605 acres within the Gila National Forest to the Forest Service.


The rural character of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region is important for attracting tourists and supporting the economy, but this appeal has also prompted increased development that could seriously threaten key habitat and public access.

Peaceful Springs Preserve

The iconic Hill Country of Central Texas is a place of raw beauty, serenity and solace, yet is under tremendous development pressure from nearby Austin. Few large tracts of land, like the Peaceful Springs Preserve, escape the bulldozer's blade. Protecting Peaceful Springs Preserve not only expands the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge's public holdings, but also protects vanishing habitat for endangered songbirds and migrating Monarch butterflies.

Photo of a kid with a yellow shirt and binoculars at Silvermine Fowler Preserve

The Trust for Public Land and the New Canaan Land Trust have an immediate opportunity to protect the six-acre New Canaan property of Jim and Betsey Fowler - the place they called home for more than 30 years.

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The Trust for Public Land today announced that the 520-acre Peaceful Springs Preserve has been added to the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, permanently protecting public recreation and birding opportunities, supporting underground aquifer resources, and providing critical habitat for endangered species and other wildlife.

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The Trust for Public Land today announced that 626 acres of Wolfe Creek Forest has been acquired and added to the Blackwater River State Forest.