Conservation Finance

Historically, Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley has been characterized by dairy barns and blast furnaces, but in recent years it has been transformed by suburban sprawl and traffic congestion. In 2002, voters responded to the effects of rapid growth on the... Read more

Coastal Beaufort County is South Carolina's fastest-growing county and home to Hilton Head Island, a popular resort and retirement community. In 2000, voters passed, with TPL's help, a $40 million bond referendum to protect natural areas, historic sites,... Read more

The Trust for Public Land, working with its lobbying and campaign affiliate known as The Conservation Campaign (TCC) assists community leaders and citizen groups with campaigns to win voter approval of... Read more

The Trust for Public Land's Conservation Finance Program provides professional, technical assistance services to state and local government executives, legislatures, and public agencies that need to research and evaluate conservation finance options. TPL's... Read more

Fact Sheet: Protecting the Forests of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed by Enhancing Local Land Conservation Funding

Americans know that it pays to protect land: every year, state and local governments raise new public funds for conservation. Since 1988, these measures have totaled more than $50 billion in support from voters of all political persuasions. Recent... Read more

Each year, more and more of America's irreplaceable wildlands, fish and wildlife habitats, scenic areas, historic sites, and neighborhood parks are developed, fragmented, and otherwise sacrificed because... Read more

Generations of Minnesotans spent childhood summers at Camp Ojiketa on the shores of Green Lake, a place where one can still see deer, owls, loons, wild turkeys, painted turtles, great blue herons, and beautiful sunsets. But this idyllic place came under... Read more

Parks and tree-lined boulevards surround the Chain of Lakes and Minnehaha Creek in Minneapolis, but downtown Minneapolis lacks a centralized unifying public space that connects the growing residential neighborhoods with established commercial corridors.... Read more

It is increasingly apparent that the United States must consider reengineering the form of its fast-growing metropolitan areas, moving away from low-density car dependency and toward a higher-density... Read more

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