Land Conservation Financing

ISBN-10: 1559634812
ISBN-13: 9781559634816
Edition: 3rd 2003
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Description: Written by two of the nation's leading experts on land conservation, Land Conservation Financingprovides a comprehensive overview of successful land conservation programs -- how they were created, how they are funded, and what they've accomplished  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 11/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.264
Language: English

Written by two of the nation's leading experts on land conservation, Land Conservation Financingprovides a comprehensive overview of successful land conservation programs -- how they were created, how they are funded, and what they've accomplished -- along with detailed case studies from across the United States. The authors present important new information on state-of-the-art conservation financing, showcasing programs in states that have become the nation's leaders in open-space protection: California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and New Jersey. They look at key local land protection efforts by examining model programs in DeKalb County, Georgia; Douglas County, Colorado; Jacksonville, Florida; Lake County, Illinois; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; Marin County, California; the St. Louis metro area in Missouri and Illinois, and on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.The authors then examine how hundreds of communities have created hundreds of millions of dollars in funding by developing successful campaigns to win land conservation ballot measures. They offer case studies and pull together lessons learned as they lay out how to run a successful campaign. The authors also consider the role of private foundations, which have made immense contributions to land conservation over the past two decades. The book concludes with an examination of the emerging concept of green infrastructure -- a strategic approach to conservation that involves planning and managing a network of parks, natural areas, greenways, and working lands that can help support native species, maintain ecological processes, and contribute to the health and quality of life for America's people and its communities.Land Conservation Financing is an indispensable resource for land conservationists in the public and private sectors who are looking for a detailed, national portrait of the state of land conservation in America today.

About the Conservation Fund
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Acknowledgments
Protecting Open Space
The Land and Water Conservation Fund
State Grant Funding
Development Pressures
Grassroots Response
Land Trusts on the Rise
Private Foundation Support
Demand for Open Space Funding
The Rise of Green Infrastructure
Financing State Land Conservation Programs
Massachusetts
New Jersey
Maryland
Florida
Minnesota
Illinois
Colorado
California
Conclusion
Financing Local Land Conservation Programs
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
DeKalb County, Georgia
Jacksonville, Florida
Lake County, Illinois
St. Louis, Missouri
Douglas County, Colorado
Marin County, California
Conclusion
Creating Local Conservation Funding
To Campaign or Not to Campaign
Getting Started
Coalition Building
Polling
Ballot Language
Running a Campaign
Winning Proposition 40 in California
Creating Regional Park Districts in the St. Louis Area
Conclusion
Conserving Land with Private-Sector Funding
The Richard King Mellon Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The Gordon I. and Betty E. Moore Foundation
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
The Turner Foundation
Conclusion
Financing Green Infrastructure: Smarter, More Cost-Effective Land Conservation
From Ad Hoc to Comprehensive Land Conservation
Green Infrastructure versus Traditional Land Conservation
What Does Green Infrastructure Look Like?
Principles and Strategies
Examples of Green Infrastructure
Conclusion
Protecting Land Conservation Funding in Tough Economic Times
Notes
State Conservation Funding Mechanisms
Useful Web Sites
Selected Bibliography
Index

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