The Trust for Public Land operates as a national, nonprofit, land conservation organization. Based in California, it conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands and other natural places. The firm has worked with landowners, community groups and national/state/local agencies to complete close to 4,000 land conservation projects in 47 states, protecting 2.8 million acres. Trust for Public Land helps agencies/communities identify and generate funds for conservation from federal, state, local and philanthropic sources. It structures, negotiates, and completes land transactions that create parks, playgrounds and protected natural areas.