Press release

Almost 83 percent of voters checked YES for the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment (GOSA) in the November 2018 election, earmarking up to 80 percent of the existing sales tax collected on outdoor recreation products to create parks, maintain trials and protect land and water for wildlife. GOSA advocates came together in early May at the Georgia Trail Summit, hosted by The Trust for Public Land, to collaborate on how to build from the success of GOSA to get more people outside to experience the beauty and benefits of the trails, parks and natural lands GOSA will help us create and maintain.

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North Cougar Mountain was one of the last and largest undeveloped, privately-owned properties on Cougar Mountain. North Cougar Mountain connects directly to Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, a scenic and richly forested network of hiking trails in the Issaquah Alps.

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The only true fjord in the lower 48 states is located just 20 miles from downtown Seattle. Hood Canal, Washington is punctuated by mountains, rivers, streams, and vast evergreen forests. The Hood Canal area draws visitors from all over the world, yet access to the pristine forests and waters is limited.

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The Trust for Public Land’s Colorado Community Trails Program (CCTP) is a new, innovative initiative aiming to foster a more connected, healthier, and economically thriving Colorado. Whether commuting to a nearby recreation destination, traveling to a neighboring community, or just enjoying the freedom of a close-to-home trail, trails promote healthier, connected communities. In partnership with Colorado communities, we will secure corridors and build trails that enhance connectivity and mobility, expand recreational access, and improve quality of life for all Coloradoans.


Ever watch the Olympics on TV? You notice how nervous tension builds before a race: In the moments just before the starting gun, the camera pans across the resolute faces of the athletes arranged on the line, taking big deep breaths to steady themselves. “On your mark …” and stillness descends...

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The Trust for Public Land is delighted to bring the Georgia Trail Summit back to Columbus, GA. The dates are set for May 5 and 6, 2019 at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.

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Sterchi Farm serves as a key trailhead for the 12-mile South Chickamauga Creek Greenway. In 2016, the Trust for Public Land hired WMWA Landscape Architects to create a master plan for this 25-acre site and make it a destination for trail users. Implementation of the plan has been supported by Benwood and Lyndhurst foundations, community partners and the City of Chattanooga.

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Fisher’s Peak, southeast of Trinidad, Colorado, commands a presence at 9,633 feet, rising prominently from the rolling ranchlands that surround it. Visitors today can’t access the peak from Colorado. Instead, intrepid hikers must drive 30 miles to New Mexico’s Sugarite State Park and make a long, arduous hike to reach the peak.


Tucked into the rugged mountains of western Maine, the tiny village of Bethel is a quintessential mountain town. 

“Getting outside is part of everyday life for people here,” says Gabe Perkins, a lifelong Bethel resident and director of a local trails organization called...

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The Alton Park Connector project will convert a former CSX rail line into a 1.3-mile shared-use path to walk and bike to nearby shops, jobs, and the Tennessee Riverpark. Beginning at the entrance to the Tennessee Riverwalk at Middle Street, the rail line proceeds eastwardly and then southwardly, terminating at the new Southside Community Park.