Conservation Finance

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Ernest Cook is one of the nation's leading authorities on state and local funding for conservation. Now a senior vice president and director of national programs at TPL, Cook joined the organization in 1980 as an intern in TPL's New York City office.

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... Read more

In some ways Nassau County, New York, and Gallatin County, Montana, could not be more different. Nassau County, which borders New York City, is a classic East Coast commuter suburb of more than 1.3 million people-that's 4,600 people per square mile.