Conservation funding

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.

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

Many communities require developers to donate land or pay in-lieu fees for the acquisition of parkland.

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.

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