Conservation finance links, 2/15/12

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Twice each month TPL’s Conservation Finance service publishes links to state and local conservation finance stories from around the nation.  As always, TPL’s online LandVote database provides the best source of data on conservation finance measures since 1988.

California
3 California counties celebrated for open space preservation

Marin County to launch ag preservation program

Colorado
Erie open space tax extension polls well, placed on April ballot

Louisville to poll residents on open space tax

Fort Collins celebrates 20 year anniversary of open space tax

Florida
Martin County looking to spend last of 2006 voter approved funds

Massachusetts
Article examining the current state of CPA

Michigan
Land use and transit are keys to sustainability in Ann Arbor

Missouri
Johnson County deserves better parks. Op-ed

New Hampshire
Land acquired for Albany Town Forest. TPL project

NH proposal could would impact local conservation efforts

New Jersey
Morris County reduces open space tax for the fifth consecutive year

New York
Need remains for Suffolk County land preservation

North Dakota
Fate of oil tax conservation measure hinges on sportsmen

Pennsylvania
Governor looks to raid open space funding

Texas
Editorial calls for stop to sporting goods sales tax raids

Virginia
Lawmakers seek more money for easements

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