Conservation funding

Many communities require developers to donate land or pay in-lieu fees for the acquisition of parkland. The rationale for these so-called "developer exactions" is that population growth (and the resulting housing construction) eliminates formerly open land... Read more

In conjunction with a GIS analysis, we performed stakeholder analysis in Camden, New Jersey, to help determine community interest and leadership around park and greenspace issues; an analysis of parks and greenspace management and opportunities; and a... Read more

Since 1996, The Trust for Public Land's Conservation Finance Program has helped communities pass 211 local and state ballot measures that have generated more than $35 billion in new conservation-related funding, including $19 billion for land acquisition... Read more

Purchase of development rights (PDR) transactions allow private landowners to conserve working landscapes using market and incentive-based, non-regulatory techniques. PDR programs are voluntary, cooperative, public-private partnerships that help realize... Read more

Text-only version of Local Parks, Local Financing Volume Two. Paying for Urban Parks Without Raising Taxes. Written by The Trust for Public Land's Peter Harnik, this volume of this report on park financing focuses on funding techniques beyond traditional... Read more