New Hampshire’s Return on Investment in Land Conservation

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 that funded land acquisition statewide, and found that every $1 invested in land conservation returned $11 in natural goods and services to the New Hampshire economy. In addition, land conservation funded by the State of New Hampshire supports key industries that depend on the availability of high-quality protected land and water. New Hampshire has also been successful in leveraging funding support from federal, local, and private sources, expanding the impact of the state’s investment. This report presents a summary of the key findings and the benefits of open space investments in the state.

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