Land protection


The Delaware River, the longest free-flowing waterway east of the Mississippi, meanders more than 300 miles from the Catskill Mountains in New York to Delaware Bay. Along the way, it serves as a major port, provides drinking water to 13 million people, and beckons hikers, kayakers, and birders....


Next to the 10-gallon hat and the cowboy boot, there is no more widely recognized symbol of the Southwest than the giant saguaro cactus. And nowhere else in the region can you find more of these famous figures than...


Even if your favorite parks are closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19, you can still find nature in your neighborhood—and you can even help care for the planet from your own backyard or balcony.

How? Plant some milkweed. It’s a beautiful, hardy perennial, and it’s crucial for...


On a typical spring day, Drew Honzel might be out exploring the wild mountains and rivers within an easy drive of his home in Klamath Falls, a town of 20,000 in southern Oregon. An avid mountain biker and runner, he might also be out on a trail in town with his two dogs. Or as treasurer of the...


The first shift at MAʻO Organic Farms starts at 5 a.m. It’ll be a few hours until the sun rises over the Waiʻanae Range on Oʻahu’s leeward coast, but the farmers—mostly in their late teens and early 20s—are awake and ready to work. They fan out into the rows of beets and kale and through...

Benjamin Franklin Bridge

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge is a vital gateway connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Great pride went into the construction of the bridge, but it fundamentally changed Camden over 100 years ago when it divided the City, fencing beneath continues to divide the communities living nearby. During heavy rain and snow events, run-off from the bridge floods the surrounding streets making travel challenging. We’re changing all of that by working in partnership with City leaders. Once complete, vast gardens will capture and direct stormwater runoff and an accompanying trail will provide a vital pedestrian link alleviating flooding and reconnecting neighbors. 

Kingfield Community Forest

As traditional industry changes in rural Maine, communities across the region are working hard to diversify their economies and create places for neighbors to join together. That’s the case in Kingfield, where residents have teamed up with The Trust for Public Land to open a community forest that will advance a new “triple bottom line” as it grows their economy, protects the environment, and connects the community around a special place.

Press release

Today, Astoria Park Conservancy and The Trust for Public Land announced the donation of park land from The Trust for Public Land to Astoria Park Conservancy, the local non-profit whose mission is to steward Astoria in a manner that promotes broad public access, personal health, and deeper connections between people and nature. This exciting milestone brings the park closer to opening, which is planned for mid-2020. 


Big news for national park fans: One of Zion National Park’s most iconic hikes, the Narrows Trail, is now permanently protected from closure and development.

Hiking the Narrows is an immersive experience. The route follows the Virgin River into a deep slot canyon in a remote corner of...


In the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, life moves only as fast as you can paddle your boat. Across 17,000 square miles of northern Minnesota, you won’t find a store, a cell phone tower, or even a road—just a vast maze of lakes and forests, a wild wonderland that draws millions of paddlers...