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Economic Benefits of Conservation

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Economic Benefits of Land Conservation: A Guide

2011
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
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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Pennsylvania’s Return on Investment in the Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund

2013
Organizations/Sources: Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land conducted an economic analysis of the return on Pennsylvania’s investment in land and water conservation through the Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund and found that every $1 invested in land conservation returned $7 in natural goods and services to the Pennsylvania economy.
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Real Estate Impact Review of Parks & Recreation

2005
Organizations/Sources: Economics Research Association
A literature review finding that neighborhood and community parks have a potentially positive impact on surrounding residential communities. This research report finds a substantial increase in housing values near neighborhood and community parks.
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Return on Environment: The Economic Value of Protected Open Space in Southeastern Pennsylvania

2010
More than just pretty places, preserved open spaces contribute to our local economies and property values, they help us save on everything from health care to recreation, and they perform valuable ecosystem services that naturally improve the air we breathe and the water we drink. Included in this library item are both the full study and a study summary.
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The Economic Benefits of Cleaning Up the Chesapeake: A Valuation of the Natural Benefits Gained by Implementing the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint

2014
Authors: John Surrick
Organizations/Sources: Chesapeake Bay Foundation
A first-ever analysis released today by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) finds that the economic benefits provided by nature in the Chesapeake Bay watershed will total $130 billion annually when the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, the regional plan to restore the Bay, is fully implemented. The Economic Benefits of Cleaning up the Chesapeake also reveals that in Pennsylvania, those annual benefits will approach $40 billion.
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Urban Ecosystem Analysis Delaware Valley Region: Calculating the Value of Nature

2003
Organizations/Sources: American Forests
American Forests analyzed the Delaware Valley region to provide community leaders with detailed information about the region's tree cover and its environmental and economic impacts. It documents the landscape changes that have occurred over time and identifies the impact these changes have made on the environmental services provided by the region’s urban forests. In addition, American Forests created a “green data layer” –a digital tool that local communities can use to integrate urban forest ecology into future planning.
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Why Preserve Farmland?

2017
Authors: Nate Lotze and Andrew M. Loza
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
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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