Record of Success

The Conservation Campaign and The Trust for Public Land have been directly involved in over one-quarter of all conservation finance measures in the US, generating $68 billion* in new public funding for parks, land conservation, and restoration. 

Together we have worked with local and state partners to pass more than 525 ballot initiatives around the country; 81 percent of the measures we have supported won approval. Our advocacy and assistance has also helped win more than 20 state legislative victories. With our partners, we have built a tremendous record of success in creating public funding for land conservation and parks.

The chart below shows the record of success for ballot measures supported by The Conservation Campaign and The Trust for Public Land since 2000 (these numbers reflect dollars approved to acquire conservation land, not for restoration or parks improvements or maintenance). For more information on each year’s successful measures, click on the date. For detailed election results on all conservation funding ballot measures across the country, go to LandVote.

*$49 of the $68 billion resulted from The Conservation Campaign’s support.

Date Number of Measures Pass Conservation Funds Approved
201710$0
20164232$1,306,591,951
2015109$226,799,016
20142516$12,937,929,510
201374$80,000,000
20123025$568,602,108
201176$235,903,184
20102116$1,824,914,754
2009116$408,547,987
20085845$7,165,913,132
20071815$662,534,521
20064941$4,941,748,481
20054641$809,521,426
20045144$2,370,204,615
20032120$935,291,813
20025846$4,353,091,040
20013929$507,091,499
20006851$3,966,683,404
TOTAL562446$43,301,368,441