2010 Land Protection Report Now Available Online
In December, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs released the 2010 Land Protection Report. The report spotlights specific projects across the Commonwealth, describes agency-by-agency projects, and details historical land conservation data.
According to the report, in 2010, EEA actions resulted in the protection of 16,478 acres through 375 separate land and park projects. Expenditure of $53.2 million in state and federal funds on 215 projects protected 11,657 acres and created or renovated 34 parks through grants, fee purchases, and conservation and agricultural preservation restrictions. An additional 4,821 acres were preserved through 160 EEA approved conservation restrictions.
For full details of these statewide conservation achievements, read the 2010 Land Protection Report here.