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There's a big blank spot on the map of the Denver metro.

In the city’s northeast corner, the grid ends abruptly in an open prairie. Instead of cars and trucks, a herd of bison lumbers across the grass. Bald eagles perch in tall cottonwood trees, taking in the panoramic view of downtown...

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The Trust for Public Land today announced that ownership of the 42-acre Cascade Cottages property has been sold to the National Park Service, officially completing the protection process which began last March.

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The public park and recreation system in Colorado Springs provides substantial economic benefits to the community’s residents. Colorado Springs’ parks, trails, open spaces, and facilities are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. These amenities are a fundamental component of the community and culture of Colorado Springs. The following study reveals just how much economic value these parks, trails, open spaces, and facilities contribute in economic benefits.

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From the standoff at Malheur Wildlife Refuge to the debate over Bears Ears National Monument, conflicts over use of public lands often raise questions about the role these places play in the economy. It’s not only industries like...

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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.

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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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Getting out into nature just got easier for residents of Loveland with the protection of 78 acres of prime wildlife habitat, agricultural lands and wetlands adjacent to the Morey Wildlife Reserve on the west side of the city.

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Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) has awarded a $10 million grant to the Trampe Ranch conservation project, which aims to place nearly 6,000 acres of land between Gunnison and Gothic into a conservation easement held by The Nature Conservancy.

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Protecting land brings all kinds of people together—in our work across the country, we’ve seen creative collaborations between everyone from hikers and birders to utility districts and railroads. But there’s one type of conservationist you might find especially surprising: military bases. ...

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Northeast Denver is getting a new open-space area and outdoor education center after the city and its partners broke ground Thursday on the Montbello Open Space Park and Environmental Learning Center for Kids. 

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