Conservation economics

A new report by the Trust for Public Land shows that the San José's park system of regional and neighborhood parks, trails, and community facilities generates millions of dollars in economic benefits.

San José, northern California’s largest city and home to many of Silicon Valley’s largest employers, has a large natural and developed park system that provides beauty, recreational opportunities, access to nature, and positive environmental impacts to residents, workers, and tourists alike.

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District (JCPRD) was established in 1955 and is the only special park district in Kansas. By providing park areas and access to an array of outdoor activities, JCPRD generates numerous economic benefits within the local community.

From San Francisco's first public park, Portsmouth Square, to the unparalleled experience of Golden Gate Park, the city's vast legacy of diverse parks has great economic value: an impressive $959 million a year.

Today The Trust for Public Land unveiled the findings of a new report entitled New Hampshire’s Return on Investment in Land Conservation. The report quantitatively demonstrates that state investment in land conservation has measurable economic value. Conserved lands provide natural goods and services such as water quality protection, wildlife habitat and air pollution removal - all important to New Hampshire’s strong economy and jobs.

The Trust for Public Land conducted an economic analysis of the return on New Hampshire’s investment in land conservation through a variety of state programs. This report presents a summary of the key findings and the benefits of open space investments in the state.

Every dollar Massachusetts spends on conservation returns $4 and supports jobs for hundreds of thousands of people, a study released Wednesday by The Trust for Public Land shows.

This economic analysis of the return on the Commonwealth’s investment in land conservation through a variety of state funding programs and found that every $1 invested in land conservation returned $4 in natural goods and services to the Massachusetts
economy.

Linear parks are unbeatable facilities for recreation and non-motorized transportation, providing not only environmental and community-building benefits but even enhanced economic value. One of the most recent opportunities is in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Trust for Public Land conducted an economic analysis of the return on Ohio’s investment in land conservation through the Clean Ohio Fund and found that every $1 invested in land conservation returned $4 in natural goods and services to the Ohio economy.

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