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The Trust for Public Land
Land conservation is central to TPL's mission. Founded in 1972, the Trust for Public Land is the only national nonprofit working exclusively to protect land for human enjoyment and well-being. TPL helps conserve land for recreation and spiritual nourishment and to improve the health and quality of life of American communities.

TPL's legal and real estate specialists work with landowners, government agencies, and community groups to:

  • create urban parks, gardens, greenways, and riverways

  • build livable communities by setting aside open space in the path of growth

  • conserve land for watershed protection, scenic beauty, and close-to-home recreation

  • safeguard the character of communities by preserving historic landmarks and landscapes.

  • TPL pioneers new ways to finance parks and open space; helps generate federal, state, and local conservation funding; and promotes the importance of public lands.

  • TPL helps communities create a "greenprint for growth" by protecting important land that may be threatened by urban or suburban sprawl.


TPL believes that connecting people to land deepens the public's appreciation of nature and the commitment to protect it. Since 1972, TPL has helped protect more than 1.4 million acres in 45 states--from expansive recreation areas, to historic homesteads, to vest-pocket city parks.

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