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This year, Clevelanders commemorated the 50th anniversary of the day the Cuyahoga River—which runs through the heart of the city—caught fire. We caught up with Shanelle Smith Whigham, our Ohio State Director, on the redemptive legacy of this infamous environmental disaster, and how we're making...

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Only a short drive down Interstate 35 from the Twin Cities, the new Sunktokeca Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) offers millions of Minnesotans opportunities for close-to-home recreation, including high-quality hunting for waterfowl, deer, pheasant and turkeys.

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Around this time of year, a strange condition starts to spread among the inhabitants of central Maine. During long summer days outside, their mouths turn blue. Along with slower-than-average hiking speed and a repetitive stooping motion, the tinted teeth can only mean one thing: wild...

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The Sissabagamah Creek property, located along the Mississippi River in Aitkin County, provides critical wildlife habitat, as well as much-needed close-to-home public access to hunting, fishing, and wildlife observation. This 215 acre addition to the Aitkin County Forest includes approximately 1.25 miles of shoreline and the mouth of Sissabagamah Creek. This project was completed as part of the Mississippi Headwaters sub-program under the Minnesota’s Rivers program.

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Spanning the border between Minnesota and Wisconsin, the St. Croix Rivers is one of the nation’s first federally designated "Wild and Scenic" Rivers and is home to a diverse abundance of native flora and fauna, rivaling any other location within the great Upper Mississippi River Basin. While the status of the St. Croix as a Wild and Scenic River comes with federal protections, it only applies to a thin ribbon of land directly adjacent to the riverway and more than 75% of the of the watershed remain in private ownership and the threat of development, fragmentation, and conversion to agriculture is substantial.

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For over a century, Whitefish, Montana has been a hard-working timber and mining town in the majestic Flathead Valley outside Glacier National Park. These days, it’s also one of the fastest-growing cities in Montana, a resort destination whose ski slopes, golf courses, and proximity to the...

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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 recently announced the protection of over 170 acres on the Mississippi River in North Central Minnesota as part of its ongoing Mississippi Headwaters Program. The recently protected land is over 170 acres of mixed hardwood forest with approximately 1.25 miles of undeveloped frontage on the Mississippi River.

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This year’s Super Bowl played out at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta, a gleaming 30-story structure that opened in 2017.

The new stadium is visible from pretty much anywhere in Vine City, a residential neighborhood on the edge of downtown Atlanta. It looms large from the...

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The Trust for Public Land, the Pacific Crest Trail Association, and the U.S. Forest Service have teamed up to close the largest gap in public ownership along this world-famous trek—over 16 square miles of forests, alpine lakes, and lush meadows in the remote Trinity Mountains of Northern California.

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