Conservation Almanac

About the Conservation Almanac

The Conservation Almanac is a growing repository of information and data about land conservation in America from The Trust for Public Land (TPL). TPL's Center for Conservation Finance created the almanac for policy makers, the media, foundations, academics, public officials, and conservation leaders. The data --never before gathered in one place-- provides a context for assessing the impacts of conservation and the growing number of state and local conservation funding measures.

Data Updates

The Conservation Almanac is a work in progress, with data updated periodically each year. All states contain data from 1998 to 2005. As of August 2017, state updates are as follows:

Those states also allow users to display data and conservation activity on the interactive map. Users can visualize where conservation investments are being made, how a state's conservation activity compares with other states, and where new policy developments are taking place. For the first time, users can view county-level conservation spending.

For more information on the Conservation Almanac, see the FAQ section of this website.

About The Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. TPL's Center for Conservation Finance gathers and disperses information and data on conservation and conservation funding in America through the Conservation Almanac and LandVote, an online database of state and local conservation funding initiatives. TPL's Conservation Finance Program has helped states and localities generate nearly $60 billion in funding for land conservation, parks, and restoration since 1996. For more information on TPL and its services, visit



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The Conservation Almanac has been generously supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Knobloch Family Foundation, Turner Foundation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wyss Foundation, Vervane Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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, 2019.