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Analyzing and interpreting spatial information.

National Conservation Easement Database (NCED), October 2015

Conservation Easement Database continues to grow as a public-private partnership

In 2010, the National Conservation Easement Database (NCED) an initiative of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Community, published the first national database of conservation easement information. This public-private partnerships brought together national conservation groups, local and regional land trusts, and state and federal agencies to collect a total of 113,038 public easements (more than 23.5 million acres). Since the last version released in September, 2014, the NCED team has added almost 400,000 acres to the database. In addition, the NCED partnership has been working to improve...