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 book available to guide officials as they implement voter... 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 there is simply not enough LWCF money to go around... 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 pedestrian and transit orientation.

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