Conservation Finance

Locals know this leafy wonderland as simply, “The Preserve”—but that’s a bit of a misnomer. In fact, the thousand-acre property is the largest piece of unprotected coastal forest between Boston and New York, the subject of hotly contested development... Read more

For years, the residents of Springfield urged the Willamalane Park and Recreation District to create a seamless system of hiking, biking and recreation areas in and around the outlying Thurston Hills. The Trust for Public Land's Conservation Finance team... Read more

Today The Trust for Public Land unveiled the findings of a new report entitled New Hampshire’s Return on Investment in Land Conservation. The report quantitatively demonstrates that state investment in land conservation has measurable economic... Read more

A new report reveals the best attributes for successful statewide conservation programs. Among the ideal characteristics of a state conservation program are creating the program through a constitutional amendment, ensuring monies are directed to a... Read more

Recommendations for State Conservation Programs

This report highlights some state programs that are catalysts of conservation, leading local governments and a network of other partners to protect our land and water resources and make... Read more

Voters in Newark, Cleveland and Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved local taxes to pay for better parks in their cities, The Trust for Public Land announced today.

Yesterday:

  • Newark, N.J., voters gave 84% approval... Read more

The Trust for Public Land, a national conservation organization, today praised a Senate proposal to invest in the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the... Read more

A proposal approved today by a House subcommittee would end all spending for one of America's most effective conservation programs, The Trust for Public Land said.

"Millions of American families enjoy the outdoors because the... Read more

President Obama's proposed budget will provide more opportunities for Americans and their families to get outdoors and will help support jobs in local communities, The Trust for Public Land said today.

The budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1... Read more

The Trust for Public Land conducted research summarizing and quantifying the economic benefits to local communities of Keystone Fund investments in Pennsylvania. (Full report.)

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