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
The report "Downtown Parks: Funding Methods, Management Structures, and Costs" was originally prepared for the city of Minneapolis.
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