Finance and Local Government

Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Program

A Pennsylvania Tool for Preserving Farmland

The Pennsylvania Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Program enables state and county governments to purchase conservation easements on productive farms. The easements protect the farmland from non-agricultural development.

Last Modified
Jun 20, 2018
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Pennsylvania Local Governments May Support Land Trusts

In Pennsylvania, local governments are authorized to give money, land, and easements to land trusts.

Last Modified
Aug 24, 2022
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Public Dedication of Land and Fees-in-Lieu for Parks and Recreation

A Tool for Meeting Recreational Demands in Pennsylvania Municipalities

Municipalities may require developers to provide parkland for new developments. They may also offer developers the option to instead pay fees, construct facilities or establish private parkland.

Last Modified
Mar 16, 2017
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Referendum to Authorize a Tax or Bond for Conservation

Pennsylvanians may vote to establish a tax specifically dedicated to open space protection in their municipality. Voters may also approve borrowing by their county or municipality for conservation projects.

Last Modified
Nov 01, 2017
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