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Economic Benefits of Conservation

Cost of Community Services Studies

Cost of Community Services studies examine both the tax revenues generated by different land uses and the costs to local government of providing services to those same uses. They help people understand the fiscal consequences of keeping land in agriculture or as open space versus developing land for other purposes.

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Economic Benefits of Biodiversity

Economic impact studies document the many and substantial economic benefits generated by biodiversity. This guide identifies major studies, summarizes key findings of each and provides hyperlinks to the studies.

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Economic Benefits of Land Conservation

The conservation of natural lands and of working farms and forests can generate financial returns, both to governments and individuals, and create significant cost savings.

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Economic Benefits of Parks

Economic impact studies document the many and substantial economic benefits generated by parks. This guide identifies major studies, summarizes key findings of each and provides hyperlinks to the studies.

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Economic Benefits of Smart Growth and Costs of Sprawl

Sprawling patterns of development create heavy economic burdens -- problems, costs and liabilities far in excess of the benefits. Conversely, smart growth strategies can enhance economic vitality.

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Economic Benefits of Trails

Economic impact studies document the many and substantial economic benefits generated by trails. This guide identifies major studies, summarizes key findings of each and provides hyperlinks to the studies.

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Why Preserve Farmland?

Farms feed us and provide a host of other public benefits.  However, every day, the amount of fertile farmland diminishes as development spreads. This guide describes the importance of preserving productive agricultural lands.

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