Conservation funding

Return on the Investment from LWCF (single page summary)

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.

Researched and written in response to requests from community leaders, The Conservation Program Handbook includes all the information conservation professionals need to effectively and efficiently conserve local landscapes.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund Coalition produced this Report in 2009 that makes several recommondations to preserve and strengthen this funding source.

Smart Collaboration: How Urban Parks Can Support Affordable Housing is a publication from the Center for City Park Excellence that summarizes research into some of the innovative activities taking place at the intersection of urban parks and affordable housing.

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 twelve cities.

Many communities require developers to donate land or pay in-lieu fees ("developer exactions") for the acquisition of parkland. But almost no attention has been paid to the more basic question—do these programs actually result in the public acquisition of land?

The role of parks and greenspace in redevelopment in Camden, New Jersey.

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