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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.

Enjoying a campfire at the Rolston Rest shelter, VT

Rolston Rest is the largest inholding in the Green Mountain National Forest and serves as the viewshed for the nearby iconic Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Though privately owned, the property has long been a popular destination for hikers, hunters, and skiers.

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To the joy of local conservation organizations and recreation-enthusiasts of all kinds, The Trust for Public Land today announced the conveyance of 605 acres within the Gila National Forest to the Forest Service.

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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—...

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The Trust for Public Land, Council Member Rosie Mendez and New York City today unveiled a state-of-the art-playground on a formerly cracked asphalt lot at PS 15 The Roberto Clemente School, in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan. 

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On the same day the National Park Service celebrated its 100th anniversary, The Trust for Public Land donated 282 acres to the Saguaro National Park. The donation, which includes part of Rincon Creek, is located on the east side of the National Park and adds a critical water resource to the park...

Rincon Creek in Saguaro National Park

This rare Sonoran Desert creek is the only water body within popular Saguaro National Park. Residents of nearby Tucson and visitors from across the world come to hike the park’s scenic trails and enjoy thick stands of its attractive namesake cactus, a universal symbol of the desert Southwest.

A family walks down a path at Colwood Park in Portland, Oregon
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The mayor of Portland calls the transformation of a private golf course into a public park “a land-use miracle”—but it wasn’t a hole in one. 
 
When the owner of the 18-hole golf course in Portland’s Cully neighborhood first proposed selling the property for industrial development...

American flag flying in front of mountains
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Protecting land brings all kinds of people together—in our work across the country, we’ve seen creative collaborations between everyone from hikers and birders to utility districts and railroads. But there’s one type of conservationist you might find especially surprising: military bases. ...

A woman works on an acequia irrigation ditch in New Mexico
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Water woes have always been a fact of life in the American West: it’s a region defined less by a compass point than by the fact that its residents can’t take the rains for granted. This year, El Niño-driven storms have helped refill depleted reservoirs and revive listless pastures. But longtime...

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