Tag Archives: Land Preservation

Land Overlooking Great Falls is Preserved

Paterson's iconic Great Falls (Credit: NorthJersey.com)
Once slated for a large housing complex, an area overlooking the Great Falls in Paterson, New Jersey, will instead be preserved under a $5.7 million open space purchase. The purchase is among the first wave of land acquisitions under the newly restored Green Acres program, which had been without a dedicated funding source for years. That changed in 2014 when voters approved a constitutional amendment that provided corporate tax money for open space purchases. Read more... Read more

Sherwood Forest Conservation Effort Protects Endangered Wildlife Habitat And Local Jobs in Tennessee

Sherwood Forest (Source: Tennessee Division of Natural Areas)
The Conservation Fund and The Land Trust for Tennessee, in partnership with the State of Tennessee, announced the protection of 4,061 acres of forestland in the South Cumberland region of Tennessee. With funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)—through both the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Legacy Program and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund—more than eight miles of streams in the Crow Creek Valley and vital habitat for more than one-third of all... Read more

Voters Approve Billions for Local Parks and Natural Areas

Yosemite National Park’s western boundary has expanded to include Ackerson Meadow, above. (Credit Robb Hirsch / The Trust for Public Land)
Voters across the nation approved local and state ballot measures providing more than $6 billion for land conservation, parks, and restoration. Many of the ballot measures called for tax increases or bonds. There were 86 local protection measures on the ballot and 68 passed, providing $6.3 billion for conservation, said Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land. Read more... Read more

Montgomery County, Maryland, Farmland Preservation Program

(Credit: choosemontgomerymd.com)
Montgomery County, Maryland, Farmland Preservation Program Principle: Preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty and critical environmental areas In a nutshell: Even though it adjoins Washington, DC, and is home to one million people, Montgomery County, Maryland, runs one of the most successful farmland preservation programs in the country.  Using a variety of state and local programs, Montgomery County has preserved approximately 74,000 acres of its 93,000-acre Agricultural Reserve.  This extensive area of preserved farmland allows agricultural businesses and support services... Read more
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