Conservation Finance

TPL assists community leaders and citizen groups with campaigns to win voter approval of ballot measures for parks and land conservation.

We provide professional, technical assistance services to state and local government executives, legislatures, and public agencies that need to research and evaluate conservation finance options.

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

The Land and Water Conservation Fund Coalition produced this Report in 2009 that makes several recommondations to preserve and strengthen this funding source.

Land is cheaper, but money is harder to find. Conservationists wonder what the recession will mean for their work.

Smart Collaboration: How Urban Parks Can Support Affordable Housing is a publication from the Center for City Park Excellence that summarizes research into some of the innovative activities taking place at the intersection of urban parks and affordable housing.

Famous for its Chain of Lakes and its Grand Rounds, Minneapolis lacks a central downtown gathering place. The Gateway, a proposed center city park connecting the main public library with the Mississippi Riverfront could meet this need. This report, produced in part by The Trust for Public Land, discusses the ownership, management, financing and design underpinnings for the creation of The Gateway. 

An interview with conservation finance expert Ernest Cook

This report makes the case for the ongoing economic benefits of Florida's parks and open spaces.

Many communities require developers to donate land or pay in-lieu fees (developer exactions) for the acquisition of parkland. This report from the Center for City Park Excellence shows results from a six month study on the use of development exactions in twelve cities.