Data from 1998 to 2005 is complete for all states. Data through 2008 is in progress and currently available on state pages for:
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The Compare tool can create custom charts and spreadsheets to compare conservation activity across the country. To get started:
Compare Tool = All data fields presented in the comparison tool represent both federal and state figures.
Baseline Acres = Total acres conserved as of 2005 by the State or Region's land conservation programs or agencies.
Fee Simple Purchase = Outright purchase of land from a willing landowner
Conservation Easement = A conservation easement is a voluntary agreement that allows a landowner to limit the type or amount of development on their property while retaining private ownership of the land.
Snapshot = Figures for the time period 1998 - 2005.
Current = Total conservation acreage through 2005.
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