The Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land works to protect the places people care about and to create close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities, where 80 percent of Americans live. Our goal is to ensure that every child has easy access to a safe place to play in nature. We also conserve working farms, ranches, and forests; lands of historical and cultural importance; rivers, streams, coasts, and watersheds; and other special places where people can experience nature close at hand.

Conservation Services

  • Greenprinting - Trust for Public Land

    Trust for Public Land's Greenprinting priority framework focuses on creating both a vision for future growth and a plan to protect a community's important natural resources.

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  • Tax and Bond Initiatives

    Given extensive competition for state and federal funds, primary responsibility for funding conservation programs often rests with local governments, through approval of local tax or bond legislation or ballot measures.

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Since 1972, TPL has worked with willing landowners, community groups, and national, state, and local agencies to complete more than 3,500 land conservation projects in 47 states, protecting 2.5 million acres. Since 1994, TPL has helped states and communities craft and pass over 330 ballot measures, generating almost $25 billion in new conservation-related funding.

TPL-Related Content

Quick Facts

Trust for Public Land - National Office
101 Montgomery St., Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94104

Contact Information

Phone: (800) 714-LAND


Founded in: 1972

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