Conservation Finance

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

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.... Read more

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. He... Read more

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