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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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Today, The Trust for Public Land launched www.ParkServe.TPL.org, providing free, easy-to-navigate access to the most comprehensive database on parks ever assembled. The site includes information for 14,000 cities with a combined population of more than 260 million.

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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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