On July 23rd, The Trust for Public Land experienced the conservation world’s equivalent of a big win on Oscar night, accepting the 2012 Esri Making a Difference Award for our innovative use of GIS mapping technology.

How do you boost the health of an entire state? The Colorado Health Foundation recently granted The Trust for Public Land $2.84 million to promote exercise and fitness in Denver by building accessible neighborhood parks and trails.

Research now shows that exercising outdoors in a green setting provides a greater emotional boost than doing the same workout inside.

Crusading scuba diver, Laura James, named Washington's Cox Conserves Hero.

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Today, as we battle a new set of epidemics—obesity and associated illnesses, depression, attention disorders, and infectious diseases exacerbated by climate change—experts are looking to public infrastructure for solutions as they did in the past.

Studies show that one in 88 children will develop an Autistic Spectrum Disorder by the age of eight. At The Trust for Public Land, we’re learning firsthand that the built environment, in particular, playgrounds, can enrich the lives of these children.

If you’re like many Americans, some of your fondest childhood memories happened at summer camp. Unfortunately, traditional camping organizations are finding their programs increasingly under threat.