County Land Acquistion Programs
We have led successful local campaign efforts to initiate land conservation programs and funding. Our experienced staff has spearheaded and led community education and outreach efforts and managed the political campaigns necessary to secure voters’ approval for dedicated funding to local land conservation. Our staff has worked with local interest groups, county commissions and officials, landowners and other stakeholders to pass successful county referenda.
Wildlands Conservation can help you initiate local land preservation in your county by providing step-by-step planning, timelines and draft county documents such as ordinance language and program criteria. The three main components your community needs in order to initiate a campaign to establish dedicated funding for land preservation are:
- Commissioner(s) willing to place a referendum question directing funds to land conservation on a General Election ballot in your county;
- A group of committed individuals representing a broad base of interests and expertise, such as environmental enthusiasts, realtors, landowners, businesspeople, outdoorsmen, accountants, churches and community groups; and
- Fundraising capacity from among the above-listed groups and others in the community in order to test the likelihood of a successful campaign through professional polling of county voters.
If your county is ready for a campaign for local land conservation funding, contact Wildlands Conservation today.