Public policy and ballot measures are a critical part of preserving the lands we love and ensuring everyone, everywhere has access to the outdoors.
Sign a petition and add your voice to the tens of thousands of TPL advocates who are speaking up for parks and public land.
With Your Help, We’re Making a Big Impact
Connecting with nature strengthens our communities, improves public health, and brings us joy.
When you support us, you’re helping our Federal Affairs team advance policy and ballot measures at the national and local level that expand national parks, preserve cultural sites, fund conservation, and so much more.
Every year, with the help of advocates like you, we pass major policies and ballot measures and raise funds that create and protect safe and equitable green spaces.
In 2021 alone, our supporters sent 286,875 petitions urging officials to protect public lands where they are needed most. And we generated over $732 million in funding for parks, land conservation, and climate resiliency in cities.
Urge your representatives to make green spaces a priority. Add your name to one or all of our current petitions and help us take a stand.
The TPL LandVote® Database
Every year, dozens of state and local governments vote to raise public funds in support of land conservation. Our LandVote database is the premier source of information about these measures, bringing together the most comprehensive history of conservation finance measures on ballots across the country.
Created to assess the impacts of conservation efforts, Conservation Almanac allows you to discover, analyze, and map the results of federal, state, and local funding for conservation since 1998.
National Conservation Easement Database
Our National Conservation Easement Database (NCED) gathers records from both land trusts and public agencies in a public-private partnership. These data help organizations plan more strategically, identify opportunities for collaboration, advance public accountability, and raise awareness of what’s happening in conservation.
ParkScore® City Rankings
Our ParkScore index is the most comprehensive comparison of park systems across the U.S. Updated every year, ParkScore ranks 100 of the most-populous cities in the country in five categories: equity, access, investment, amenities, and acreage.
Passing ballot measures that result in real change is no easy task. To do it, we offer a comprehensive suite of campaign services on a case-by-case basis. These include campaign planning, management, and fundraising; selecting and directing pollsters and other consultants; writing and producing digital, direct-mail, television, and radio advertisements; overseeing public education and get-out-the-vote programs; and managing compliance with campaign finance and lobbying registration and reporting.