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1 HR A 1 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land O`ahu Land Trust Forum January 20, 2007

2 HR A 2 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land Our Mission The Trust for Public Land conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural and cultural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.

3 HR A 3 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land TPL-Hawaii Projects projects closed/facilitated 28,276 total acres protected Total Fair Market Value $37,500,000 Total Cost to Hawai`i State/Counties: $14,250,000

4 HR A 4 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land Funding Sources Public - Federal, State, and County Private Acquisition Stewardship

5 HR A 5 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land Public Funding (Acquisition) Demand for land conservation $$ outstrips supply – project must meet program mission Some funds must be applied for in partnership with a State or County agency with the agency taking title to land Acquisition funds go into the land and do not support operations, enforcement, stewardship State/Local/Private matches required Challenge - competition for scarce pool of $$ Lobbying for appropriations of public funding Creating new sources of public funding

6 HR A 6 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land Federal Funding Sources (Acquisition) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELP) USDA Forest Legacy Program (FLP) Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) Sec. 6 Habitat Conservation Program (HCP) Sec. 6 Recovery Lands Acquisition Grants North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Transportation Enhancement (TE) programs Department of Defense (e.g., ACUB program)

7 HR A 7 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land LWCF Funding

8 HR A 8 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land Forest Legacy Program

9 HR A 9 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land HCP Land Acquisition Grants

10 HR A 10 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land Coastal/Estuarine Land Acquisition

11 HR A 11 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land Farmland Protection Program

12 HR A 12 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land Hawaii Public Funding (Acquisition) – State Level Legacy Lands Act 2005 – setting aside 10% of conveyance tax for land conservation (approx. $3.5 million annually)

13 HR A 13 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land Hawai`i Public Funding – County Level

14 HR A 14 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land Hawai`i Public Funding – County Level (Acquisition) Maui County Land Fund (2002) – $1.6 million per year Kaua`i County Land Fund (2002) – $300,000 per year Honolulu County Land Fund (2006) – 58% $2-3 million per year raised for conservation Hawai`i County Land Fund (2006) – 63% $3-4 million per year raised for conservation -Hawai`i is now the only State that has dedicated conservation financing at the State level and ALL counties

15 HR A 15 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land Private Funding (Acquisition) Philanthropic Institutions Private Donor Funding Interim Funding (e.g., bridge financing) Key is building project support – individual donors statistically give more; lobbying; media and raising visibility; working closely community partners

16 HR A 16 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land Project Example (Pending)

17 HR A 17 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land Püpükea-Paumalü, Oahu (Pending)

18 HR A 18 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land Püpükea Partners (Pending) US Army Environmental Center ($3,000,000) NOAA Coastal Land Grant ($1,978,955) State of Hawaii ($1,000,000) City and County of Honolulu ($1,000,000) NPS Land & Water Conservation Grant ($688,891) Private - North Shore Community Trust ($282,154) Total acquisition price: $7.95 million (appraised value $10.3 million)

19 HR A 19 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land Stewardship Funding Make it a key component of the project fundraising campaign – acquisition AND stewardship If possible, seek donations from seller/landowner and surrounding landowners Functioning land trust must have adequate resources to steward land or enforce easement

20 HR A 20 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land Stewardship Funding – Public Sources (Cost Share Required) USDA Forest Stewardship (DOFAW) – forest management activities and plan development Natural Area Partnership (DOFAW) – protection of native and geological resources USFWS Landowner Incentive Program (DOFAW) and USFWS Private Stewardship Grants Program (USFWS) – enhance habitat for listed or at-risk species Partners for Fish & Wildlife (USFWS) – restore natural habitats for listed species or satisfy needs for wildlife populations on National Wildlife Refuges

21 HR A 21 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land Stewardship Funding – Public (Contd) Safe Harbor Agreements (DOFAW & USFWS) – proactive resource management to benefit listed species Watershed Partnership Program (DOFAW) – cooperative projects that benefit activities protecting land for watershed conservation USDA Environmental Quality Incentives Program (USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)) – preventing sedimentation and invasive species in forests USDA Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (USDA NRCS)– restoration of unique native habitats

22 HR A 22 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land Stewardship Funds – Public (Contd) USDA Urban & Community Forestry (DOFAW) – tree planting in urban and community settings USDA Conservation Security Program (NRCS) – rewards practices conserving soil, water, air energy, plant and animal life EPA Clean Water Act Sec. 319 Grants for State Non- Point Source Agencies (DOH) – activities to prevent polluted runoff in watersheds NPS Save America Treasures – preservation and conservation of historic structures and sites

23 HR A 23 © Copyright 2004 The Trust for Public Land O`ahu Land Trust Forum, January 20, 2007


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