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The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks, today announced that it has secured a conservation easement on 7,068 acres of the Trumbull Creek property.

Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, HI

Encircling Hawai‘i Island is an ancient coastal trail system that once connected all communities, known traditionally as the alaloa or alanui (long or large trail). In 2000, Congress established the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail to preserve, protect, and where necessary reestablish a 175-mile long designated corridor of that original trail – it does not include the island’s Northeast coast.

Applewood golf course, Golden, CO

Since 1961, the Applewood Golf Course in Golden, Colorado has provided community members and area golf enthusiasts with a picturesque course nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. In late 2016, The Trust for Public Land purchased the property, ensuring the protection of 146 acres of urban open space from residential development.

A group of girls take a spin at Catamount Community Forest

Set in the foothills of the Green Mountains and the fast-growing town of Williston, Vermont, the 383-acre Catamount Outdoor Family Center attracts more than 20,000 bikers, skiers, and hikers per year who take advantage of more than twenty miles of trails that meander through a diverse landscape of open meadows and forested ridges.

View of Warner Hill, Massachusettes

As it passes through the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, The Appalachian Trail explores one of Southern New England’s last wild and remote landscapes. Here, Warner Hill receives both thru-hikers and day visitors, treating them to densely forested trails before giving way to a rocky, open landscape at its peak.


One evening, years ago, Dennis Hart’s mother told him that she wanted to go for a hike.

She was in her 80s then, her health unsteady, but she had an important destination in mind: the remnants of the ancient Hawaiian villages of Kauleoli and Ki’ilae. As a young girl, she’d spent seasons...

Press release

The Trust for Public Land announced today that it has received a $50,000 grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation to help extend The Legacy Trail into downtown Sarasota.

Press release

The Trust for Public Land today announced that the 520-acre Peaceful Springs Preserve has been added to the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, permanently protecting public recreation and birding opportunities, supporting underground aquifer resources, and providing critical habitat for endangered species and other wildlife.

A Ruby Meadowhawk at Bear Swamp Preserve

Already home to nearly 200,000 residents, Medina County is one of the top ten fastest growing counties in the State of Ohio. While good news for the local economy, this growth is threatening the area’s remaining wild landscapes and cutting off public access to its vibrant natural resources.


On a cool, wet evening in early May, J.T. Horn found himself pacing outside of a high school gym in Northfield, Massachusetts. Behind the double doors, neighbors were gathered for the annual town meeting. Among the usual budget items—repairs at the fire station, funds for the recycling program—...