Land protection

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To the joy of outdoor enthusiasts and bird lovers, The Trust for Public Land today announced that 190 acres of exceptional habitat for migratory songbirds and wintering waterfowl has been added to the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge. The addition will provide important recreational opportunities for local communities as well as the many birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts who visit the area from around the globe.

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In many parts of the country, golf courses are struggling to turn a profit: by some estimates, 800 have closed down in just the past decade. When they do, they leave a hundred-acre question behind: what should happen to all that land?

In some communities, locals opt to keep once-private...

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What do you see when you look at a desert? An empty space? A forbidding wasteland? For some, the sun is too bright, the air too dry, and the cactus too thorny. Others might find the desert a nice place to visit, but no place to live.

But for some people—desert people—the space and the...

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The Trust for Public Land today announced the final-stage closing in the protection of 4,377 acres of working ranchland in the scenic valleys of the Gunnison and East Rivers between Gunnison and Crested Butte. The protection effort, for land on the Trampe Ranch, was completed through three working-ranch conservation easements and with help from a $10 million grant from the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) funding program, the largest single transaction grant in the organization’s history.

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Every week, 66-year-old Perry Barker leads a group of seniors on a strenuous trail to replace invasive species with native plants as part of the state's forest restoration project. The group, ranging in age from 49 to mid-70s, work in the nearly 3,600-acre lowland Honouliuli Forest Reserve that is home to dozens of endangered species – more than half of which are only found in Hawaii.

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As a fifth-generation Georgian, long-time advisory council member of The Trust for Public Land and an advocate for greenspace issues, I urge all Georgians to support this important initiative. The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act will appear on the ballot in November.

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In New York City, where backyards are rare, a community garden is more than a place to grow vegetables: it’s a place to play, get muddy, and gather for summer cookouts. Today, the Big Apple’s 450 community gardens are a fixture of city living—but there was a time they were nearly lost forever....

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The road to the village of Chimayo winds through the foothills of New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It’s usually a quiet highway, linking this slow-paced village of adobe houses and rickety toolsheds with the city of Santa Fe 30 miles to the south.

But once a year, in the week...

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“We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Linda Brown, whose courage changed the course of history. Linda’s brave actions at her two-story brick schoolhouse in Topeka, Kansas not only sparked the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation, but helped awaken the conscience of the nation.

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Diane Regas, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued this statement following release of the omnibus appropriations bill that would fund the government through FY 2018. The Consolidated Appropriations Act funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $425 million.

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