Izaak Walton League of America

Cooperating Across Boundaries: Partnerships to Conserve Open Space in Rural America

Published by the USDA Forest Service Cooperative Forestry State and Private Lands Division.

This important tool provides the latest data on the widespread loss of openspace in rural America and the threats to environmental, economic and social resources on public and private lands. It emphasizes the benefits of partnerships and working across jurisdictional boundaries to protect our rural openspace heritage.


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The Izaak Walton League is helping to make available this publication available to conservationists, the outdoor media and the public.

• For a printed copy of the report please send a request with your mailing information to Sustain@iwla.org.

• To download an electronic copy of the report, click here.

“Every day, America loses about 6,000 acres of open space to development. That’s about 4 acres per minute, and the rate of conversion is getting faster all the time,” Dale Bosworth Chief of the Forest Service.

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