Americans know that it pays to protect land: every year, state and local governments raise new public funds for conservation. Since 1988, these measures have totaled more than $50 billion in support from voters of all political persuasions. Recent successes such as a $400 million bond measure in New Jersey show that Americans are willing to invest in land for people—even in tough economic times.
The Trust For Public Land’s LandVote Database is the premier online source of information on these efforts, providing a dynamic interface for in-depth research on conservation ballot measures. GIS-enabled and highly customizable, LandVote is a powerful tool for communities, policymakers, and conservation professionals.
The below annual LandVote guides have been created through a partnership between The Trust for Public Land and the Land Trust Alliance, and contain case studies and articles on selected conservation ballot success stories.