On February 7, 2012 Governor Corbett introduced a budget that permanently zeroed out dedicated funding to Keystone park and conservation projects and farmland preservation.

Thanks to the tireless efforts of conservation advocates and legislative champions, the House voted 120 to 81 to approve SB1466, the General Fund budget, which fully restored the Keystone Fund, provided $20 million for Ag Preservation and $6 million for the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant fund. The Senate passed the bill, 32 to 17.