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Catching waves, bagging peaks, chasing powder—public land is what makes it all possible. That’s why we work across the country to protect places where everyone can get outside, from the best of the backcountry to your go-to neighborhood parks and trails.

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Orlando Rail Trail

Quantifying the Greenhouse Gas Benefits of Urban Parks report outlines the greenhouse gas benefits of adding green space to an urban area and introduces methodologies for estimating potential greenhouse gas reductions.

Greening Camden rendering

This report focuses on the opportunity presented by federally-mandated stormwater management requirements. Green Infrastructure (GI) is a decentralized and potentially cost-effective alternative management strategy that can reduce stormwater at its source, while simultaneously providing communities with a number of other valuable urban ecosystem services – direct and indirect benefits that people can derive from urban ecosystems.

Cycling along the Towpath Trail in Cleveland, OH

The Trust for Public Land’s Climate-Smart Cities program has been working with cities to plan comprehensive active transportation networks that allow people to reach destinations by bike and foot safely and conveniently. This report, developed in partnership with ICF International, describes our methodology for assessing the environmental, public health, and economic benefits of active transportation investments.

The Trust for Public Land is applying for accreditation with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.

Exploring the edge of a salt marsh on Chesapeake Bay.

The Trust for Public Land conducted an economic analysis that quantifies and summarizes the significant economic benefits resulting from investments in state parks, natural areas, forests, and working lands. Lands conserved in Virginia provide a host of benefits that have a measurable economic...

The Trust for Public Land’s report Connecting and Strengthening Communities: The Economic Benefits of Great Rivers Greenway demonstrates the success of the network of greenways in generating social and economic benefits.

The report includes three analyses that provide a benchmark of Great Rivers Greenway’s success in meeting its objective of generating social and economic benefits. The first analysis provides an in-depth look at the network of greenways and the communities served to identify areas in need of additional greenway access. The second analysis looks at the extent to which completed greenways enhance the value of the residential properties that are located in proximity to these assets. The third analysis provides information on how the network of greenways enhances quality of life, attracts employees and employers, and improves economic opportunity.

The fact sheet summary highlights the three analyses that benchmark Great Rivers Greenway's accomplishments. 

 

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Bonner County, ID

The Bonner County Trails plan combines community input with state-of-the-art mapping software (GIS) and computer modeling, and builds upon the County's 2014 draft trail plan.

San José, northern California’s largest city and home to many of Silicon Valley’s largest employers, has a large natural and developed park system that provides beauty, recreational opportunities, access to nature, and positive environmental impacts to residents, workers, and tourists alike.

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