Conservation funding

The Trust for Public Land conducted research summarizing and quantifying the economic benefits to local communities of Keystone Fund investments in Pennsylvania. (Full report.)

Federal transportation programs will continue to have a tremendous impact on the character of communities in the 21st century.  The reauthorization of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) provides an opportunity to build on the... Read more

The Trust for Public Land partnered with the Quinault Indian Nation to develop a comprehensive conservation strategy that includes Greenprinting, funding strategies, real estate training, and landowner outreach.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) was first established by Congress in 1965 and reauthorized in subsequent years. The Act designates that a portion of receipts from offshore oil and gas leases be... Read more

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

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

This report outlines the Return on Colorado's Investments in Conservation Easements Tax Credit Programs.

Researchers in Colorado found that $595 million investment in conservation easements returned $3.51 billion in public benefits. A return of $6 for every $1 invested. Some of the measurable benefits that result from permanently protected privately owned... Read more


From 1988 through 2008, voters nationwide approved nearly $54 billion for park, open space, and other conservation purposes. Despite substantial funding for land protection, there has not been a... 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