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The Conservation Almanac covers land area conservation activity across the United States, beginning in 1998. The project grew out of the many requests The Trust for Public Land has received for data to understand the "context" for land conservation and the growing conservation finance movement.
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Pan: Click on the map and drag to pan around the map.
Zoom: Use the zoom bar in the upper right corner of the map, use the scroll wheel on your mouse to zoom in and out, or double click to zoom in.
Base map: You can change the underlying base map by clicking on "Street map" or "Imagery" options under Map Legend & Layers.
Quick Zoom: Use the Quick Zoom tab to the left of the map to jump to a particular city, zip code or address. Alternatively, select a state from the dropdown list to jump to that state.
Map Layers:Under the Map Legend and Layers tab to the left of the map is a list of layers available for displaying on the map. To add a layer to the map, click on the checkbox next to the layer name. When a layer is displayed on the map, the legend will appear directly below the layer name. The following is a list of the available layers:
Map Query: The Map Query tab to the left of the map allows the user to highlight a subset of Conserved Land parcels according to the following variables:
Level of Government: The level of government from which the money to purchase the land is generated
Purchase Type: Purchase type is the way the land was conserved either as a conservation easement or an outright purchase through fee title
Funding Program: The program through which the conservation of the land was funded
Acquisition year: The year in which the land was acquired
Search By: Conservation activity can be listed by one or more of the following variables:
Results: The search results represent data from the entire Conservation Almanac database. Some of the protected parcels may not be spatially represented. To view an individual parcel on the map, click on "View on map". Click on "View detailed report" to view a PDF report for that parcel.
The Statistics tab allows the user to view select subsets of the Conservation Almanac dataset as graphs and tables. To use, select a topic and a geography from the dropdown lists and then click "GO". Please note that the information in these graphs represents data from the entire Conservation Almanac database, not just spatially represented lands.
To print the resulting graph(s), click on "print" in the upper right corner of the graph.
The following is a list of fields included in the Conservation Almanac's Conserved Lands layer:
|Field Name||Field Description|
|Area Name||The name of the parcel.|
|Program Sponsor||The program or funding source that has made a contribution to acquire a parcel. When multiple contributions are made to a project the program sponsor that contributed the majority of funds is listed as primary.|
|Purchase Type||Purchase type is the way the land was conserved either as a conservation easement or an outright purchase through fee title.|
|Purchase Amount||The amount of money the program sponsor contributed to a parcel.|
|Level of Government||The level of government from which the money to purchase the land is generated.|
|Purpose||The conservation intent of a parcel broken down by the following categories:
|Funding Mechanism||Funding mechanism used in purchase. For example, revenue from a bond, property tax, sales tax or real estate transfer tax.|
|Year Finance Mechanism Created||The last year in which a conservation measure took place in the jurisdiction.|
|Multiple ConFin Measures||List of various funding mechanisms used/passed in that jurisdiction. (i.e. bond, property tax, sales tax)|
|TPL Involved||Any parcel where TPL conveyed a property to the managing agency or was somehow involved.|
|Easement Holder Name||The name of the entity that manages the easement.|
|Easement Holder Type||Whether the holder of the easement is a federal, state, local, tribal, or other legal classification.|
|Co-Held||If two entities hold the easement (manage it) the other entity is listed here.|
|Landowner Type||Whether the owner of the underlying land is federal, state, local, tribal, or other legal classification.|
|Public Access||Identifies whether the easement is open to public access or not|
|Duration||Identifies whether the easement is permanent or term|