In This Issue
Visit NCED Website
Website Enhancements
The Add an Easement portal is now more user friendly. We hope you like this enhanced feature!
Land and Water Conservation Fund
Overview of Land and Water Conservation Funding debate here.
MT Open Land Month
Montana's inaugural Open Land Month is a way to celebrate and highlight the benefits of the state's Open-Space Land and Voluntary Conservation Easement Act. Read more here
NCED Partners
July 2015

Since our September 2014 release, we have focused on collecting conservation easement information in seven states, most of which are in the southeast. In total, we added almost 10,000 easements or just over 2.3 million acres. Modifications were made in all 50 states. Please visit the website in order to download, search, and review the latest updates to the database. 


Please stay in touch regarding ways you've found NCED to be helpful in your work. 


The NCED Team

Updates to NCED

Modifications Made to June 2015 Version of NCED

As of September 2014, NCED included almost 105,000 records. Since then, we have added almost 10,000 records for a total of 114,216 easements as of June 2015. Below is a summary of modifications made since the last release of NCED.

Note: If you would like to submit revisions, please do so by August 1st. This will ensure information is included in our September 2015 release.


Please submit publicly held easements to The Trust for Public Land and privately held easements to Ducks Unlimited.

The National Conservation Easement Database |

The National Conservation Easement Database (NCED) is an initiative of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities. Additional financial support has been provided by the Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation; the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; the  Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; the Knobloch Family Foundation; the Graham Foundation; the USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry; theU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Landscape Conservation Cooperative; and the U.S. Geological Survey. The NCED team also collaborates with the USGS National Gap Analysis Program (GAP) Protected Areas Database - United States (PAD-US) on data acquisition and standards.