Archive for March, 2012

Conservation finance links, 3/30/12

March 30, 2012

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.

Arizona
Bill tries to raid voter approved Growing Smarter fund

But

Bill is defeated in House

California
Land access essential for public support of Sonoma County Ag Preservation District

Colorado
Eagle County open space tax discussed

50 years of land preservation celebrated in Colorado

Illinois
History of Forest Preserve Districts discussed

Iowa
Editorial praises Missouri soils sales tax, encourages Iowa to do the same

Massachusetts
Canton prepares for CPA vote on Tuesday

Freetown prepares for CPA vote on Monday

Canton selectmen vote to oppose CPA

More on Canton

CPA discussions advance in may Mass communities

Wayland considers cutting back CPA surcharge

Wayland citizen explains potential CPA rollback

Duxbury Town Meeting votes to trim CPA surcharge

Minnesota
Jurisdictions fight over Legacy funding

Missouri
St. Charles County voters, after legislative approval, may see sales tax for parks and trails

North Carolina
Cary considering bond for parks and transportation

Oregon
Bend may see parks bond this November

Pennsylvania
Bucks County presents economic case for open space

Corbett budget bad for the environment

Corbett seeks to raid conservation funds

Corbett budget would hurt farmland preservation

Utah
Salt Lake County examining $110M bond for park improvements

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Conservation finance links, 3/15/12

March 16, 2012

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

California
Oil drilling said to violate terms of 1992 open space ballot measure in LA County

San Francisco considers November parks bond

Connecticut
Report released on conserving New England forests

Maryland
Despite benefits of Program Open Space, funding is often up for debate

Open space provides great return on investment

Massachusetts
Debate stirs over April CPA vote in Canton

Fall River considers CPA

Editorial on Fall River CPA

Pennsylvania
Centre County township considers November open space tax

Washington
Kirkland explores open space measure in November

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Conservation finance links, 3/1/12

March 1, 2012

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Twice each month The Trust for Public Land’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.

Arkansas
Signature campaign seeks ballot measure to scale back state conservation sales tax

California
Yolo County focuses efforts on preserving farmland

Kentucky
Op-ed calls for dedicated funding mechanisms for State parks

Maryland
New report highlightsneed for conservation funding in Maryland

Massachusetts
Business group opposes CPA in Canton

Missouri
Successes and shortcomings of land banking in St. Louis

Montana
Montana Dept. of Fish, Wildlife and Parks looks at possible reorganization

New Jersey
Gloucester County conservation program very active in 2012

After November 2011 failure, River Edge may go back to the ballot

New Mexico
Santa Fe asking voters for $14M for parks

Ohio
Geauga County conservation efforts discussed

Texas
November bond package revealed for Austin

More on bond

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