Conservation Almanac

Data Updates

Data from 1998 to 2005 is complete for all states. Data through 2008 is in progress and currently available on state pages for:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

  • Check back for frequent updates.

    Compare Tool Info

    The Compare tool can create custom charts and spreadsheets to compare conservation activity across the country. To get started:

    • Select states to compare
    • Select comparison data
    • Click "Create Custom Table"


    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.

    View more information on our sources and research methodologies

    Data for comparison is from 1998-2005. For more up-to-date information, refer to state pages.


    Choose one or more of the States above

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