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With spring well underway, one of the touchstones of the season is unfolding above: the biannual migration of songbirds. Each spring, between 2.5 to 3.5 billion songbirds are on the move across the United States, flying from wintering grounds in South and Central America to breeding grounds in...


This week, a team of intrepid Trust for Public Land volunteers are making the case for parks and conservation with lawmakers in Washington, DC. For our annual Day on the Hill, over a hundred outdoor advocates from all across the country are meeting with their senators and representatives to...


We believe every person in America deserves access to the outdoors. But today, 100 million people in America don’t have a park close to home, and our public lands have suffered from years of underinvestment. We’re on a mission to close the park equity gap that contributes to disparities in...


Half a century ago this month, six young activists huddled in a makeshift office in Washington, DC, making final preparations for the first-ever Earth Day. Throughout the spring of 1970, they’d been working long hours, planting a seed that would grow into a powerful force for global change....

Press release

The Trust for Public Land today announced the entirety of the iconic Zion Narrows Trail, which runs in and along Zion National Park, has now been permanently protected thanks to its partnership with the State of Utah, Washington County, U.S. Forest Service, private landowners and other partners including the National Park Foundation and a generous gift from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.


Georgia O’Keeffe traveled and painted all over the world, but for much of her life, the high desert of northern New Mexico was her home. Her paintings of the sculpted badlands, adobe structures, and mountains north of Santa Fe solidified her reputation as one of the 20th century’s...


The road to the village of Chimayo winds through the foothills of New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It’s usually a quiet highway, linking this slow-paced village of adobe houses and rickety toolsheds with the city of Santa Fe 30 miles to the south.

But once a year, in the week...

Photo of children at Taos Land Trust in New Mexico

The Enchanted Circle Trails Plan and the Taos County Community Conservation Plan engaged community members in creating shared visions for open space conservation and brought together state-of-the-art GIS mapping and modeling with local perspectives and expertise.

The Bernalillo County greenprint is a community-driven conservation plan. The purpose of the greenprint is to guide where mill levy funds should be spent to protect open space and expand access to local parks and trails throughout Bernalillo County–including urban areas.

Photo of sunset at Lake Chelan

Lake Chelan and its surrounding foothills provide extremely rich scenic, recreational, ecological, and agricultural resources to local communities and visitors. The area is known for having significant freshwater access points that provide spectacular fishing, boating, swimming, and other waterfront activities.