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The Perseid meteor shower in mid-August is among the most anticipated astronomical events of the year. During its peak, skywatchers can expect to see 50 or more shooting stars per hour.

Of course, how much of that display you can actually see depends on where you are. For the best chance...

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The Trust for Public Land, Green Diamond Resource Company and Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced they have permanently protected 7,391 acres of working forest land in Mason County at the southwestern end of Puget Sound.

Aerial view of a mountain and surrounding land

In July of 2018 The Trust for Public Land protected more than 7,000 acres in the South Puget Sound. The land, which is located on the Olympic Peninsula south of Hood Canal and east of Case Inlet, will remain in active timber production while protecting water quality and wildlife habitat. It provides exceptional hiking, mountain biking, and outdoor recreation.

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The Trust for Public Land today announced the protection of more than 10,000 acres of land along the Appalachian Trail in the mountains of Western Maine through the acquisition of conservation easements on two properties. For generations, the forests, streams and ridgelines of the Western Maine Mountains have been a favorite destination for hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, and hunting. Now, the land will be forever open to the public for these uses, which will also help to support Western Maine's growing outdoor recreation economy. Large portions of the land will continue to be managed as a working forest to support Maine's timber economy while also providing clean water and wildlife habitat, including the Northeast's most imperiled songbird, the Bicknell's Thrush.

Photo of Indian Jack Lake

The Trust for Public Land protected this new Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in the popular Brainerd Lakes region, which is under considerable development pressure.

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Summer is the high season in the Columbia River Gorge, backyard playground for millions of people in the Pacific Northwest. When spring rains taper into sunny days, people take to the trails that run along this 85-mile stretch of cliffs, waterfalls, and deep green forests on the border between...

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The New Canaan Land Trust and The Trust for Public Land invite the community to celebrate the conservation of the Silvermine Fowler Preserve at an upcoming public opening. The event features a ribbon-cutting ceremony, nature walks, music, food, fall foliage, and a campfire, and will take place from 2 pm – 6 pm on Saturday, October 21st.

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The Trust for Public Land and the New Canaan Land Trust today announced the permanent conservation of the Silvermine Fowler property, an important swath of land in New Canaan’s Silvermine neighborhood. The property is the picture of an idyllic New England landscape. Whether it’s vibrant with spring blossoms or wrapped in the burnt colors of autumn leaves, the preserve is serene, unspoiled, and brimming with biodiversity. The Trust for Public Land and New Canaan Land Trust partnered to secure public and private funding and to purchase the land from the Fowler family. The property is now owned by the New Canaan Land Trust.

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On this day in 1906 Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act, granting the president the authority to protect outstanding natural, historical, and cultural resources. Since then, the act has been used to safeguard some of the country’s best-loved landscapes, including some—such as Arizona’s...

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California voters Tuesday approved a record $4.1 billion package of bonds to provide parks, open space, clean water and help fight climate change in the state.

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