Parks and Records

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Episode 2, Segment 2: Parks and Records


The Trust for Holly Williams' Land: country music scion speaks up for nature

Singer-songwriter Holly Williams grew up with an affinity for wide open spaces, thanks to time spent on the farms and ranches of her father and …

North America



Madrid Is Covering Itself In Plants To Help Fight Rising Temperatures

Vacant lots, city squares, a former highway, and even regular city streets are going to be filled up with trees and plants–everywhere you look.<p>In Madrid, pretty much every unused space will soon be covered in plants.<p>The city is spending millions to expand existing parks, and as many roofs and walls …


The Next Wave of Public-Private Partnerships Helping Communities Rebuild Better

From the unseasonable swing of deadly tornadoes in December, to the Flint water crisis to the snow storm threatening the east coast this …


The national parks: whose backyard?

Say you're out exploring in your favorite national park—skirting the base of a rock formation in Joshua Tree, or making your way to the windswept …

National Parks

What makes a great public space?

If you ask urban planners, great public spaces have a lot in common ... even though one of those things is that each is unique! This year, the folks …



How Urban Parks Are Bringing Nature Close to Home

Reclaimed wastelands, centuries-old green spaces, and creative waterways offer quick escapes.<p>In a spectacular yearlong event, the National Geographic Channel series <i>America’s National Parks</i> will show you the parks’ natural wonders—both big and small—as you have never experienced them before.<p>There is …


#OurLand: "We are at a moment of consequence."

For all their reputation as free spirits, climbers talk a lot about commitment. From local crags to the big walls of Yosemite, you'll hear the word …

U.S. Government

Five ways you can support public lands

It's National Public Lands Day! Good thing, too—because these incredible places need your help now more than ever.<p>Some powerful politicians are …


Go for your own "Walk in the Woods"

We're big fans of the Appalachian Trail—big, like 250,000 acres big!—so of course we had to catch a showing of <i>A Walk in the Woods</i>. Based on Bill …

Adventure Travel

Kid at the park—or future field biologist?

Though they live in a state famous for outdoor recreation, most of the children in Denver’s Montbello community lack access to parks and green space. …


Yours to explore

Skip, stroll, swing, ski, surf … these are just a few of the ways you can experience the land you’ve helped us protect in the past year. From a …

New Hampshire

Without wetlands, we're swamped

For much of the past century, wetlands were dismissed as useless or even dangerous—dredged, filled in, developed, and polluted. Since 1900, we’ve …


The Power of Place


The risks and rewards of raising a young explorer

The ranger in the office of Idaho’s Sawtooth National Recreation Area frowned skeptically when I explained my plans to backpack an 18-mile loop to …

National Parks

The Trust for Public Land

Photo: Susan Lapides Eastern Promenade Portland, Maine<p>Photo: Bill Silliker, Jr. Moosehead Lake Piscataquis, Somerset, and Franklin Counties, Maine …


Reasons to Love San Diego Right Now

Our fifth annual feel-good, intentionally boastful list of all things SD.<p>By Erin Meanley Glenny, Kimberly Cunningham, Archana Ram, and Hoa …


Corporate Partnerships

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid<p>a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will<p>the person …



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Big Data

I'm for parks and open space.

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 …


Kings of Leon's family members live off the land

Brothers Caleb, Nathan and Jared Followill and cousin Matthew have become one of the world's biggest bands since forming in 1999, but they're often …



What's Trending<p>Buffalo Break New Trails on Wind River<p>Ten buffalo become the second group to be released on the Wind River Reservation in …


5 Health Benefits of Kids Playing Outside

Getting your kids to play outside isn't just fun -- it's good for them! Here are five health benefits that come from getting your kids outside.<p>From …

Vitamin D