Land protection

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Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement after the release of details of President Trump's proposed FY 2019 Budget and infrastructure plan:

"Over the past year, we have seen the Trump Administration display a disturbing disregard for our environment and public lands. If enacted by Congress, the cuts and program eliminations proposed in the President's budget released today would wreak havoc on our outdoor economy and the millions of jobs it supports in our local communities. Further, these budget proposals will undermine cities and towns working hard to create a clean and healthy future for our country.

Photo of someone with a view from Moxie Bald Mountain

The Trust for Public Land is working to protect Maine's pristine 1,200-acre Bald Mountain Pond and its surrounding lands—a nearly 2,600-acre conservation project decades in the making. Success will ensure protection of a century-old forest and 8 miles of unspoiled waterfront from incompatible development.

The Worcester Range is Vermont’s last undeveloped mountain range; the conservation of Hunger Mountain Headwaters will safeguard that sense of remoteness and wildness while also protecting significant wildlife habitat.

Spectacular views and proximity to Montpelier, Waterbury, and Stowe make Mount Hunger, Stowe Pinnacle and White Rock Mountain three of the most popular day hikes in Vermont. Just below these peaks lie threatened properties totaling 1,800 acres—important parts of the hiking experience that were at risk of being sold and developed.

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Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), the nation's leading trade association for the outdoor recreation industry is supporting the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act (HB 332). OIA represents more than 1,300 manufacturers, retailers, suppliers and other key members of the $887 billion outdoor recreation industry in the United States.

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Denver Urban Gardens (DUG), in collaboration with The Trust for Public Land, has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts' Art Works grant program to create arts elements at east Denver's New Freedom Park.

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President Trump today signed a bill naming a Montana mountain peak for the late Alex Diekmann, a Trust for Public Land Senior Project Manager who died of cancer two years ago.

Photo of Upper Callen lake

Looking for a new area to explore? Lace up your hiking boots, grab your fishing pole, and head to beautiful Upper Cullen Lake, a favorite outdoor destination only a few hours northwest of the Twin Cities. The Trust for Public Land helped Crow Wing County conserve 146 acres at Upper Cullen Lake, including 2600 feet of lakeshore and a cold-water stream—land now open to public hiking, fishing, and hunting.


From the attacks on national monuments to a proposal to sharply increase entrance fees for national parks, it’s been a year of sobering headlines for people who love public land. But while the news out of Washington, D.C. does shape the fate of our land and water, it’s far from the whole story....

The Trust for Public Land helped found the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Coalition in 2010. Our goal is to secure a vibrant and healthy future for Georgia – one that balances the needs of the environment and our economy.

Photo of a man fishing at Leech Lake

To the delight of local anglers, boaters, campers, skiers, snowmobilers, and conservationists, The Trust for Public Land has protected 40 pristine acres along Leech Lake, including a half mile of shoreline, as an addition to Chippewa National Forest.