Document Type


Publication Title

Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development


Taylor and Francis

Rights and Access Note

This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. In addition, no permission is required from the rights-holder(s) for educational uses. For other uses, you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).

Publication Date


Publisher location

Abington, UK

First Page


Last Page


Issue Number


Volume Number


Abstract/ Summary

This article discusses the evolution of land conservation efforts and outcomes in the Northeast, examine major drivers of landscape change, and review key conservation tools that have been used to protect public values at the local and landscape levels. We then assess the current status of land conservation, and draw lessons for other regions facing conservation challenges across mixed ownership landscapes under varying development and land-use pressures. Finally, we explore new and emerging trends in the factors driving land development and conservation activities in an effort to assess the challenges that lie ahead.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

Lilieholm, R.J., Meyer, S.R., Johnson, M.L., & Cronan, C.S. 2013. Land Conservation in the Northeastern United States: An Assessment of Historic Trends and Current Conditions, Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development. 55(4):3-14. DOI: 10.1080/00139157.2013.803882.

Publisher Statement

© 2013 Informa Group plc




post-print (i.e. final draft post-refereeing with all author corrections and edits)



Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.