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Land Conservation Financing free pdf Written by two of the nation's leading experts on land conservation, Land Conservation Financing provides 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 Mike McQueen

Mike McQueen is an environmental writer and editor of The Conservation Fund's newsletter Common Ground. Ed McMahon is vice president and director of land use planning for The Conservation Fund and co-author of Balancing Nature and Commerce in Gateway Communities (Island Press, 1997). The Conservation Fund, a national nonprofit organization, acts to protect the nation's legacy of land and water resources in partnership with other organizations, public agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals. Since its founding in 1985, the Fund has helped its partners safeguard wildlife habitat, working landscapes, community "greenspace" and historic sites totaling more than 3.4 million acres throughout the nation. Its headquarters are in Arlington, Virginia.

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Author : Mike McQueen
Publisher : Island Press
Data Published : 01 November 2003
ISBN : 1559634812
EAN : 9781559634816
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 223 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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