Return on Investment in Parks and Open Space in Massachusetts

The Trust for Public Land conducted an 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. In addition, land conservation funded by the Commonwealth supports key industries that depend on the availability of high-quality protected land and water. Massachusetts has also been successful in leveraging funding support from other sources, expanding the impact of the Commonwealth’s investment.