Land Use Ordinances & Development Standards
Acquisition of Land & Easements
Case for Conservation
Economic Benefits of Conservation
- Economic Benefits of Conservation
Org./Source: American Hiking Society
Trails allow communities to increase commerce, support and create jobs, increase property values, reduce commuter costs and provide low-cost health benefits by encouraging exercise. Two examples are: After just one season following the opening of the Missouri River State Trail, 61 businesses along the trail found the trail positively impacted their businesses, 11 said it strongly influenced their decision on where to locate, and 17 increased their business size. A 1995 survey of metro-Denver real estate agents found 73% believed a home near a trail would be easier to sell.
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