Source: DuMoulin, Andrew. 2011. Winning Open Space Ballot Measures. The Trust for Public Land LandVote® Database. The Trust for Public Land.
A new WRI report explores what makes public ballot measures successful and how they can help conserve forests in the U.S. South.
From 1988 through 2010, 354 measures were proposed across the 13 states of the U.S. South.
The Potential of Public Ballot Measures
This issue brief explores the potential of conservation-related ballot measures as a tool to protect forests. It defines conservation-related ballot measures, summarizes their nationwide track record, assesses their application in the Southern United States, and makes recommendations to...
A New Model for Local Land Protection
This issue brief provides an overview of how public land, including forestland, can be “put to work” to earn revenue from one or more ecosystem service market opportunities. Working forest revenue sources include sustainable timber production, recreation and hunting fees, and – to the extent...
Exploring Payments for Watershed Services in the U.S. South
The issue brief provides an overview of how businesses and water utilities in the United States and Latin America are pursuing upstream forest conservation as a cost-effective means of ensuring clean water supplies. It also suggests how many of these approaches could be applicable in the...
It's time to raise awareness of the variety of incentives that can help forest owners in the southern U.S. keep their land.
Incentives for the U.S. South
This issue brief provides an overview of incentives, markets, and practices that can promote conservation and sustainable management in the forests of the southern United States.
Interactive Forest Atlas for Democratic Republic of Congo - Atlas Forestier Interactif de la République Démocratique du Congo (Version 1.0)
Please see our Congo Basin Forest Atlases page for the latest versions of our Congo Basin Atlases, along with links to online interactive maps, desktop mapping applications, GIS data, posters, and...
This series of issue briefs explores incentives for ensuring that southern U.S. forests continue to supply the timber, water, recreation, and other benefits—known as “ecosystem services”—that people depend upon.