Conservation funding

A new report reveals the best attributes for successful statewide conservation programs. Among the ideal characteristics of a state conservation program are creating the program through a constitutional amendment, ensuring monies are directed to a protected, trustee-managed fund, and little-to-no direct legislative involvement in funding decisions.

This report highlights some state programs that  are catalysts of conservation, leading local governments and a network of other partners to protect our land and water resources.

The Trust for Public Land today issued the following statement after the release of President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2015, which includes $900 million for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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

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

The reauthorization of the Federal Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) provides an opportunity to build on the experiences of communities that have sought to integrate open space protection and transportation policy.

Return on the Investment from Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

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

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

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