Trust for Public Land History

Trust for Public (TPL) was initially founded by a group of professions that included lawyers, real estate and finance professionals. The idea of establishing the company was to bring in the expertise of both legal and finance professionals to conserve natural areas. They also wanted to bring in a modern approach to conservation of land and water. Today, TPL has helped in completing over 4,250 parks and other conservation project throughout the United States.

TPL established Conservation Finance Service in the 1990's to help in conducting conservation ballot measures. TPL helped preserve drinking water, working ranches and farms. With their expertise they help conserve natural scenic places. Current projects include addressing different threats to our environment. Some of the initiatives which TPL has taken are to reduce greenhouse gasses, creating parks and climate smart cities.

From its foundation, TPL has helped complete projects in 46 states conserving over 2.8 million acres. TPL has also helped in design and completion of over 350 ballot measures. This helped the organization in raising funds over $25 billion for conservation projects. TPL helped in building 15 playgrounds and parks between 2007 and 2008.

TPL regularly conducts number of researches and maintains reports, databases on funding sources for conservation. These include maintenance of the LandVote, Conservation Almanac and the National Conservation Easement databases (NCED). Their research services help many organizations and government agencies to raise funds for conservation.

TPL publishes a magazine called "Land & People" which talk about their work throughout the nation. TPL's Center for City Park Excellence's (CCPE) provides extensive research on constructing parks. This information has become an important instrument for government agencies, decision makers, organizations and communities to plan and build parks successfully.

TPL incorporates the link between physical wellness and parks through inputs from the health practitioners. Incorporation of this information in their research makes it an excellent tool to helping decision makers to go ahead with building parks and playgrounds.


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