In the early years especially and through our fist half century, TPL has been comfortable operating outside the playbook, and that has been a key to our success.
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.
Through land protection and historic preservation, TPL is working to tell the story of the Black experience in America. Meet the visionaries beyond our work.
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.
In 2023, we’re celebrating our 50th anniversary. Throughout the year, we’ll share stories that demonstrate why our work has mattered for half a century and why we must continue bringing more outdoor places to the people who need them. When we look back, and when we look forward, we can see that land has meaning.
As we kick off our 50th anniversary year and celebrate a half century of connecting everyone to the outdoors, we take a moment to honor TPL’s original visionary. In the early 1970s, Huey Johnson learned about an effort to protect the Marin Headlands—the iconic rolling green hills that flank the north end of the Golden […]
As we prepare to turn the calendar over once again, it’s only natural to start thinking about what’s to come. To be sure, great things are ahead in 2023. But we can’t bid farewell to 2022 without celebrating some incredible wins that add to our nearly 50-year streak of connecting everyone to the outdoors.
More than just a safe and inviting place where kids can be kids and residents can gather and exercise, the community-designed park has reengaged residents. It honors the rich and long history of the area’s Indigenous people and affirms for everyone who lives here that their past, present, and future deserve recognition and investment.
From universally accessible playground to skate space, this Colorado Springs park relied heavily on community input during its $8.5 million renovation. The once-desolate 13-acre park now teems with residents reaping the benefits of a close-to-home space for exercise and relaxation.
Jocelyn Imani started reading Black Power texts in sixth grade. Now, she has a PhD in history from Howard University and is Trust for Public Land’s national director of Black history and culture. The fact that only 3 percent of national historic sites tell the story of Black Americans is the result of ineffective systems. […]