Conservation Finance

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.


  • 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.)

Across the nation, voters of all political leanings gave overwhelming approval yesterday to taxing themselves and spending money for new parks in their communities, The Trust for Public Land announced Wednesday.

Of the 57 measures on local and... Read more

Pennsylvania recently enacted legislation imposing impact fees on oil and gas drillers. The legislation, known as Act 13, specifies how the fee revenues shall be distributed.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Coalition praised
Senators  Jack Reed (D-RI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) for their release of a... Read more

New survey results released today find that New Hampshire voters across the political spectrum overwhelmingly support land conservation efforts in the state, believe the state should fund such efforts, and want fee revenues intended for the protection of... Read more