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The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District, today announced the protection and creation of a 319 acre community forest near Estacada.

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Here’s a trend that ought to set some tails wagging: since The Trust for Public Land first started keeping track in 2009, the number of dedicated dog parks in the United States has grown by over 70 percent. Today, 810 dog parks are scattered around the 100 largest cities.

One of our...

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It's been fifty years since Congress created the Pacific Crest Trail, designating a 2,650-mile route that skirted towns and industrial development in favor of some of the West’s most remote places and stunning scenery. Today, that’s still more or less what you get: mile after mile of wild...

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Summer is the high season in the Columbia River Gorge, backyard playground for millions of people in the Pacific Northwest. When spring rains taper into sunny days, people take to the trails that run along this 85-mile stretch of cliffs, waterfalls, and deep green forests on the border between...

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In many parts of the country, golf courses are struggling to turn a profit: by some estimates, 800 have closed down in just the past decade. When they do, they leave a hundred-acre question behind: what should happen to all that land?

In some communities, locals opt to keep once-private...

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Two-dozen shouting children helped cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the White Oak Savanna, a new park in West Linn, Oregon, in September. The event drew hundreds of people, in fact, including staff for U.S. senators and congress members, city...

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Som Subedi will tell you he had a lot to learn when he moved to Portland, Oregon, in 2008. He didn’t speak much English, didn’t know how to use public transportation or apply for jobs, where to buy food, or access social services. That’s because his family was among the 100,000 people expelled...

A family walks down a path at Colwood Park in Portland, Oregon
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The mayor of Portland calls the transformation of a private golf course into a public park “a land-use miracle”—but it wasn’t a hole in one. 
 
When the owner of the 18-hole golf course in Portland’s Cully neighborhood first proposed selling the property for industrial development...

Happy 30th anniversary Columbia River Gorge
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The Columbia River Gorge is 85 miles of awesome, unwinding from the arid plateaus east of the Cascades to the towering temperate rainforests just outside of Portland, Oregon. It’s a wonderland of thousand-foot cliffs, thundering waterfalls, vibrant wildflowers, and epic views up and down the...

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Trust for Public Land donors Kenny and Jossie are a match made in parks. The couple spent one of their first dates exploring Golden Gate Park, and a few years later—after many weekend trips to Muir Woods and other favorites—Kenny would propose outside the Dahlia Garden at San Francisco's ...

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