Trust for Public Land

For General Support Of The West Conservation Finance Program

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    21 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
These grants to the Nature Conservancy and Trust for Public Land would support their combined work throughout the West in support of federal, state, and local efforts to increase public funding for private land conservation. As the West becomes more urbanized, development pressures put ecologically sensitive ranches and other private land at risk. The Nature Conservancy would use the grant funds to educate the public on the benefits of increased funding from all levels of government, with the goal of prompting $100 million in new state and local funding in five states and preventing the weakening of state and local funding programs. The Trust for Public Land would use grant support to continue its technical assistance to state and local governments in support of new conservation bonds, ballot-measure design (which is not federal lobbying), and public reporting of how conservation funds are used to address public priorities.
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Grants to this Grantee
for the Wyoming Range Project  
The Wyoming Range is a 1.2 million-acre, permanently protected range in Wyoming. Several federally issued oil and gas leases pre-dated the decision to protect the range, potentially impairing its conservation value. The Trust has negotiated with the lease-holder to purchase the leases and donate them back to the government. This grant would support the Trust’s efforts.
for support of the Parks for the People-Bay Area Program  
In the San Francisco Bay Area, the Trust for Public Land’s goal is to provide Bay Area residents with the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors by creating easy access to local parks and natural areas. This grant highlights access to parks and open space in underserved neighborhoods through the organization’s Parks for People program by renovating three existing San Francisco parks, creating a community garden in a densely populated area of San Rafael, and developing a master plan for Glen Canyon Park. The Trust’s projects offer communities a voice in design and renovation.
for support of the Parks for the People-Bay Area Program  
This grant would support the Trust’s efforts to build urban parks and playgrounds in underserved neighborhoods in San Francisco and San Rafael.

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