Explore our new map of conserved lands, search for lands in your area, create reports and export data.
New To This?
Here are some samples of what you can do:
Explore the map and click on parcels for details
Search the map and highlight results.
Print a custom map.
Query the database and display a list of conserved lands. Then view the results as a graph, on the map, or export the data to CSV or PDF!
Save a PDF of your search results.
Create a report with parcel details and a map.
Create graphs and tables summarizing land conservation data by state, region or based on your query results.
Save your graphs and tables to PDF.
The Compare tab features an analytic tool that can create custom charts to compare conservation activity across the country.
Export your search results to Excel compatible CSV file.
The Conservation Almanac also populates The National Conservation Easement Database (NCED). NCED is the first national database of conservation easement information, compiling records from land trusts and public agencies throughout the United States.
Explore Programs & Trends in Your State
The Conservation Almanac is a web-based resource of conservation spending and statistics. On this site you can discover, analyze, and map the results of federal, state, and local funding for land conservation since 1998.
Conservation Activity since 1998
Click to view your state
What Elements are Included?
- State land conservation program descriptions.
- Data updated through 2005 include state and federal conservation activity (i.e. acres conserved and public dollars spent) data by year.
- Data updated beyond 2008 include local, state, and federal conservation activity data by parcel.
- Parcels are displayed on an interactive map to show where conservation investments have been made. Map and search queries show how a state’s conservation activity compares with other states, and where new policy developments are taking place.
- Data updated beyond 2008 include information on some private funding sources used.
What Elements are Not Included?
- Federal programs with little or no funding for land acquisition or reliable data not available during the time period (1998 to 2011)
- A complete picture of private land conservation
- Some portions of state forests are not included because it was not possible to delineate what is permanently conserved.
How Can You Use This Website?
By visiting the state pages and map you can determine the following:
See FAQs for more information.
- How much land has been protected in my state?
- What state, federal, and local agencies have protected lands in my state?
- With all of the new money being created for land conservation, what kind of impact are we getting?
- What policies and programs might help me make progress in reaching conservation objectives?
Questions you can answer
• What conservation trends are occurring in my state
• How does my state compare
are lands being conserved in my state and across the country?
• How are Almanac data being used?
Conservation Almanac State Updates
Conservation Funding at a Glance
Does your state have dedicated revenue for land conservation? Find out here.
Citing the Conservation Almanac
To recognize the valuable role of the Conservation Almanac, users of the Conservation Almanac are asked to formally acknowledge the data source. This acknowledgment should occur as a formal citation. The citation can be formatted as follows:
The Trust for Public Land, Conservation Almanac, 2017. www.conservationalmanac.org