Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Financing land conservation in the West

309 views

Published on

Financing open space and wildlife habitat protections in the American West

Published in: News & Politics, Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Financing land conservation in the West

  1. 1. Financing land conservation in the West 10/31/2013
  2. 2. Federal lands common in Western states Each Western state has at least 30% of its land under federal ownership 30% 30% 1% 3% 53% 50% 6% 85% 6% 3% 37% 2% 1% 1% 48% 10% 1% 1% 57% 45% 1% 6% 42% 2% 7% 5% 10% 5% 12% 3% 42% 4% 3% 7% 7% 2% VT = 8% NH = 13% MA = 2% RI = 0.4% CT = 0.4% NJ = 3% DE = 2% MD = 3% DC = 25% 2% 4% 5% 8% 69% 19% Portion of each state that is federal land Source: U.S. General Services Administration 2
  3. 3. States with dedicated funding for land conservation (past and present) States with dedicated funding sources for land conservation Source: The Trust for Public Land Source: The Trust for Public Land 10/31/2013 3
  4. 4. Conservation funding approved in the West During 1988-2012, voters in the West approved roughly $25 billion in new funding for open space protection. Funds Approved (in millions) 1 - 69 70 - 172 173 - 542 543 - 3997 3998 – 14101 Indicates states with dedicated conservation funding Source: The Trust for Public Land Source: LandVote Database 10/31/2013 4
  5. 5. Land and Water Conservation Fund Since 1965, over $15.5 billion has been appropriated from LWCF, with roughly 63% appropriated for federal land acquisition. 1200 1000 Millions (Dollars) 800 Fund appropriations Receipts received 600 400 200 0 Source: Department of Interior 10/31/2013 5
  6. 6. Download more slides and other resources ecowest.org 10/31/2013 6

×