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Financing Conservation

Land conservation requires creativity.  Stakeholders must come up with goals for the land, they must develop strategies for accomplishing their objectives, and perhaps most importantly, they must identify and secure funding for putting these strategies into play.  Indeed, as one wise man once said, “Show me the money!”

All across the country, public agencies are working hard to show landowners the money.  Today, for example, the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation awarded 17 grants totaling $2.4 million to preserve 2,234 acres across the Commonwealth.  In Georgia, the Georgia Land Conservation Program aims to boost land conservation by offering state income tax credits in exchange for conservation land donations.  And in Pennsylvania, the Land Trust Excellence Grants Program is still taking applications for grants to help fund conservation efforts.  If you’re in that region, you still have time to apply!


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