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Environmental Benefits of Agricultural Lands

Authors: Don Stuart
Organizations/Sources: American Farmland Trust
The loss of agricultural lands destroys key values that are critically important to the environment. Farmland loss is damaging both for fish and wildlife and for environmental qualities needed for human health and safety.
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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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The Economic Significance of Pennsylvania State Parks: One Page Fact Sheets for Individual State Parks

2010
One page fact sheets illustrating economic benefits of state parks
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Valuing Ecosystem Services: Capturing the true value of nature's capital

2007
two-page fact sheet on ecosystem services
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