PORT focuses its policy work on the following:

 
 

FARM BILL

 

 

Farm Bill Re-authorization with a focus on increasing funding for conservation easement programs and policy changes to make the Agriculture Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) and the Agriculture Land Easement program (ALE) work more efficiently.

 

LAND & WATER CONSERVATION FUND

 

 

Revise the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to allow for third parties to hold easements funded through LWCF.

 

CONSERVATION EASEMENTS

 

Alternative Valuation Methods for conservation easements. 

 

EMERGING MARKETS

Development of emerging  markets around carbon, species, and water.