Conservation Finance

TPL helped the town of Lemington acquire property for a community forest atop Monadnock Mountain in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom from International Paper Realty Corporation using federal Forest Legacy Program funds.

Legislation being considered this week by the House of Representatives will virtually eliminate funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and have drastic impacts on communities.

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.

The Trust for Public Land conducted an analysis of the return on the investment of Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) dollars for federal land acquisition.

Until 2000, Massachusetts communities lacked the legal authority to create a steady funding source for preserving and improving parks and open space.

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.

Relatively easy access to federal public open space is a leading attraction for new residents of many fast-growing Western communities.

Hawaii's character and economy are closely linked to the land, which is crucial to agriculture, tourism, and community identity.

In 2003, TPL's conservation finance team helped Lehigh County, Pennsylvania get voter approval for a $30 million bond to protect watersheds, wetland, farmlands, and parks.

TPL has conserved acres of river-front properties located on Moody Bridge Road near Hadley—including more than 4,000 feet of frontage on the Fort River—for addition to the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.

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