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"Today, as part of a broader rules package, the House approved a new process for public lands transfers that purposely ignores the cost to the American people of giving away these special places. This vote by the House of Representatives is not only fiscally irresponsible but is an affront to the American public,” said Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land. "By pretending there is no cost to the loss of America’s public lands, the House proposal opens the door to a potential fire sale of the unique and wonderful public lands we all own together. All Americans are the ‘public’ in public lands. Our shared outdoor heritage should be protected for future generations, not exploited for short term gain."
An effort to expand Page Pond Community Forest — a highly treasured 567-acre property in eastern Meredith — has secured a string of high-profile grants, including a $250,000 allocation from the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program.
Today the town of Milan added 577 acres to its Community Forest. These lands will provide the town with income through sustainable timber harvesting, as well as places for local residents to hike, hunt, fish, and enjoy the outdoors. The project also protects important wildlife habitat in New Hampshire’s North Country. This is part of a multi-phase project, which will eventually protect nearly 1,400 acres of community forest in Milan.
Today Prospect Recreation and Park District (PRPD), in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, acquired the Applewood Golf Course in Golden, Colo. for $13.5 million from Molson Coors Brewing Company. The purchase is the result of more than a year and a half of planning and fundraising efforts by multiple partners to protect the unique tract of open space from residential development.
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.
"As a member of Congress, Rep. Zinke was a strong supporter of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and worked with us to support community-based land conservation in Montana. We hope that as Secretary of the Interior, he will staunchly defend our public lands from harmful attacks, oppose the proposed sale and transfer of those lands and work to ensure permanent access to the outdoors for all Americans." Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land.
Governor David Ige’s goal of doubling local food production by the year 2030 got a boost this week with the addition of 194 acres of a former Dole pineapple property to the Whitmore North Agricultural Lands in Central Oʻahu.
Sunday's bitter cold did not stop Attim Roseborough, 7, his brother Steven, 11, and their cousin Avieon Smith, 9, from being among the first neighborhood kids to test the jumping, spinning, and climbing possibilities of the new Conestoga Community Playground at Media and 53rd Streets in West Philadelphia.
The Trust for Public Land announced today it will unveil ParkServe™, a new, interactive platform that tracks urban park access nationwide, in spring 2017.
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.