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Thomas S. Reeve has been elected as chair of the national Board of Directors of The Trust for Public Land, the organization announced today.

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The Trust for Public Land has completed the purchase of land on the Carmel River that will return badly needed summer flows to the river and give the public better access to Palo Corona Regional Park.

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The Trust for Public Land and the Land Trust of Napa County (“Land Trust”) today announce the acquisition of a conservation easement over 7,260 acres of a ranch on the shoulders of Mt. St. Helena, one of the largest private properties in Napa County.

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The Trust for Public Land today praised President Obama’s decision to expand the California Coastal National Monument by including the Coast Dairies ranch, a six-mile-long Santa Cruz seaside property of meadows, redwood forests, and panoramic ocean views.

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The California Coastal National Monument is not your typical park. For one thing, it’s 1,100 miles long, stretching the full distance between the Oregon and Mexico borders. And until recently, if you wanted to visit, you’d need a boat—or wings, or scales, or a thick layer of blubber.

That...

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Matt Derrick was a teenager in upstate New York when he first saw Future Primitive. The 1985 film featured pro skateboarder Tommy Guerrero carving turns on the steep streets of San Francisco, and for aspiring shredders like Derrick, it made an instant impression.

“The way Tommy...

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The Trust for Public Land announced today it will unveil ParkServe™, a new, interactive platform that tracks urban park access nationwide, in spring 2017.

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After more than 150 years on a small, inland reservation, the Kashia band of Pomo Indians has at last returned to the California coast. 

Just a few hours north of San Francisco, the Kashia Coastal Reserve is 700 acres of redwood groves, wave-battered bluffs, and fog-swept prairie. Thanks...

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Voters across the nation approved local and state ballot measures providing more than $6 billion for land conservation, parks, and restoration, The Trust for Public Land announced Tuesday night. Many of the ballot measures called for tax increases or bonds.

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Update—November 9, 2016: Americans voted overwhelmingly in support of parks this Election Day. Of the 86 park, conservation, and restoration measures that appeared on ballots across the country, 68 passed. That means that in one day, voters like you created $6.3 billion for land...

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