Conservation funding

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
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

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

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