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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... Read more

As Michael Regan takes the helm at EPA, it’s an exciting time for talented young people to consider government service. There will be tremendous opportunity in every part of the federal government to be part of addressing climate change, advancing equity,... Read more

With a new Congress in session and a presidential inauguration in the rearview, there’s a lot going on in Washington, DC, these days. So we asked our team of policy experts about the parks and public lands issues the new administration should prioritize... Read more

“Equitable access to the outdoors is central to people leading healthier, more resilient lives, and The Trust for Public Land is very pleased the Biden Administration has restored funding for parks and open space in our cities” said Bill Lee, Senior Vice... Read more

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary leaders. And as the coronavirus strains communities that are already unduly suffering from structural racism and environmental injustice, women of color are leading the way towards a healthier, more equitable... Read more

The Trust for Public Land today released the following statement:

“Our country's parks and public spaces are sacred places for community expression, and have a long and proud history of being catalysts for progress. I am horrified to see... Read more

Great news from Capitol Hill: this week, the Senate passed S.47, the Natural Resources Management Act. It’s a complex package of bills addressing all kinds of projects and priorities for keeping our public lands healthy, whole, and open for people to... Read more

The House of Representatives today passed and sent to the White House a bill naming a Montana mountain for the late Alex Diekmann, a Trust for Public Land Senior Project Manager who died of cancer two years ago. The Senate had passed the same bill in late... Read more

For over 50 years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has been the lifeblood of parks and open space in this country. We are grateful that the Senate Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee has held firm on LWCF by maintaining the current... Read more

Between its history and its symbolism, the United States Capitol—all gleaming marble and towering columns—is a little, well, intimidating. Standing in its shadow, you might forget that this imposing building is the seat of government for the people, by the... Read more

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