Meet TPL’s New Tribal and Indigenous Lands Director
A true New Mexico son, Dr. Ken Lucero brings a lifetime of tribal knowledge, a wealth of professional experience, and a novel approach to both land justice and climate resilience to his work.
These days, everywhere you look, the value of a dollar seems to be going down. So when it comes to charitable donations, it’s more important than ever that your contributions make a meaningful impact. That’s why starting this week, we’re matching every dollar you donate to ensure critical projects, just like the ones below, get the funding they need.
Everyone loves a reinvention story. Shedding an entrenched identity is neither easy nor comfortable, but when a community’s very existence hangs in the balance, the choice is simple: flourish or fade. These three diverse communities exemplify the power of self-determination and the sweet gratification of rewriting the narrative.
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.
Climate goals are often framed from a global perspective. But meaningful climate action is easier to understand and enact at the local, even hyperlocal level. Community-first conservation is a no-brainer natural climate solution.
By helping to design their own schoolyards, students learn about everything from native plants to drainage to urban heat. Embedded in the design process is another lesson: the importance of collaboration and the power of advocacy.
We asked readers to describe their ideal “park of the future.” It turns out a lot of the features on their wish lists already exist in TPL green spaces around the country. Take a tour of tomorrow’s parks, today.
On November 7, 2023, voters across the nation approved five of six TPL-supported ballot measures, resulting in $1.2 billion in public funding for parks and green space.