Conservation Finance

The Trust for Public Land, a national conservation organization, today praised a Senate proposal to invest in the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the nation's main program to protect land for American families.

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.

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 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.

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 Coalition praised
Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) for their release of a bipartisan draft Interior spending bill that provides a much-needed increase in LWCF funding over current funding levels.

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 open land and historic sites used only for those purposes.

A state-wide survey of attitudes about conservation issues and funding in New Hampshire.

The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national conservation organization, today expressed deep disappointment for the congressional decision to remove a popular provision in the final version of a transportation program reauthorization bill.