The Political Economy of Local Land Preservation Taxes in New Jersey
Research Team: Brian Schilling, Lucas Marxen, and Benjamin Onyango
Project Duration: 1/2004 to 6/2004
In 1999, the Garden State Preservation Trust was created, establishing a stable statewide funding source for land preservation in New Jersey. To meet matching funds requirements imposed by the state farmland preservation program, many municipalities adopted dedicated taxes for land preservation in recent years. This study develops a political economy framework to investigate factors driving adoption of local taxes to support farmland and open space preservation.
Contact: Brian Schilling