Conservation Finance

A 60-acre gem located in Lake Vermilion's Wolf Bay, Wolf Island is a place of legend and lore, with historical ties to both Native Americans and Voyageurs. Located in Lake Vermilion's Wolf Bay, the island’s rich history is well-documented by John Jaeger, a... Read more

In 2009, The Trust for Public Land completed its first conservation acquisition on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The 88.5-acre Santos Farm in Milford Township, Pike County, includes more than 4,000 feet of... Read more

An iconic mountaintop with stunning views of the Connecticut River, Monandnock Mountain in Lemington was the crown jewel of a land deal where TPL acquired 14 separate parcels in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom from International Paper Realty Corporation. Using... Read more

Legislation being considered this week by the House of Representatives will virtually eliminate funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and have drastic impacts on communities across the nation, according to The Trust for Public Land. The... Read more

As a catch and release, fly-fishing-only trout pond, 241-acre Stonehouse Pond offers anglers a wilderness experience more commonly associated with the North Country than New Hampshire's increasingly urbanized coastal area. While primarily used by anglers,... Read more

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) was first established by Congress in 1965 and reauthorized in subsequent years. The Act designates that a portion of receipts from offshore oil and gas leases be... Read more

Until 2000, Massachusetts communities lacked the legal authority to create a steady funding source for preserving and improving parks and open space. But in that year, the state passed the Community Preservation Act (CPA), permitting local referenda for... Read more

In the 1990s, the Pennsylvania legislature twice passed measures that generated funding for environmental cleanup and conservation, including the Growing Greener program, enacted in 1999. These programs protected more than 40,000 acres of family farms and... Read more

Relatively easy access to federal public open space is a leading attraction for new residents of many fast-growing Western communities. But as these communities grow, their residents are learning that it is one thing to be able to reach a national forest... Read more

Hawaii's character and economy are closely linked to the land, which is crucial to agriculture, tourism, and community identity. Although some of the state's most beautiful and iconic landscapes long have been threatened by development, Hawai`i had no... Read more