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Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
2011 Acres Preserved:
Via Expenditure: 7,999 Via Restrictions: 4,954 TOTAL: 12,953
In August 2007, Governor Patrick made a historic commitment to land preservation, pledging at least $50 million annually - a 62 percent increase over yearly land protection spending during the previous four years, and a 34 percent increase over spending each year from 1999 to 2007. Primary funding for state land conservation programs comes from the $1.7 billion Energy and Environment Bond Bill passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Patrick in August 2008.
Full details of these statewide conservation achievements are available in the PDF of the 2011 Land Protection Report listed above. The report spotlights specific projects across the Commonwealth, describes agency-by-agency projects, and details historical land conservation data.