In the early years especially and through our first half century, TPL has been comfortable operating outside the playbook, and that has been a key to our success.
Climate change does not and will not affect everybody the same way: Due to decades of underinvestment in the U.S. and around the world, low-income communities and communities of color are more vulnerable to hotter temperatures, more powerful storms, and worsening floods. Let’s make sure that park funding and conservation dollars benefit the communities that have too long been denied the access to nature they need and deserve.
Since its inception in 1996, TPL’s Conservation Finance program has helped win voter approval for nearly 650 state and local ballot measures, generating $93 billion in new funding for parks, land conservation, and climate across the U.S.
What do a 50-year-old public land conservation organization and the country’s largest private landowner have in common? A lot more than you might think. Find out how our partnership with Sierra Pacific Industries has preserved some of California’s most iconic landscapes.
Both Fishers Peak in Colorado and Bald Mountain Pond in Maine are beloved by local residents who for decades sought guaranteed access. Both are now forever protected—thanks to Trust for Public Land.
Explore TPL’s work securing pieces of Zion National Park, ensuring uncompromised recreational access to such beloved places—and extraordinarily beautiful sights—as the Narrows, Kolob Terrace, and Tabernacle Dome.
Read New Yorkers’ reflections on how they coped during a global pandemic. Learn about local communities that advocated for park conservation with Washington lawmakers, and get inspired by a Vermont teacher who led the charge for a community forrest.
Insightful, inspirational, real-life stories like those below demonstrate the heart of our organization and the people who support us. Read the latest or search by topic.