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The Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust substantially and positively contributes to Wyoming’s economy in the form of employment and labor earnings, as well as very favorable returns on investments in the form of natural goods and services.

This report describes the economic benefits of open space and trails in Pinal County, Arizona.

The Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) is New York’s funding source for critical environmental programs. The EPF supports a diverse number of programs in the broad categories of Open Space; Solid Waste; and Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. The Trust for Public Land conducted research summarizing and quantif ying the significant economic benefits to local communities throughout the state of EPF investments to protect New York’s environment.

The Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) is New York’s funding source for critical environmental programs. The EPF supports a diverse number of programs in the broad categories of Open Space; Solid Waste; and Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. The Trust for Public Land conducted research summarizing and quantifying the significant economic benefits to local communities throughout the state of EPF investments to protect New York’s environment. This is an executive summary of the full report.

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) conducted an economic analysis of the return on Maine’s investment in land conservation through the Land for Maine’s Future program (LMF). This is an executive summary of the full report. TPL analyzed the past (i.e., 1998 to 2011) and likely future (i.e., over the next ten years) economic returns generated from LMF acquisition spending, and found that every $1 invested in land conservation through LMF returned $11 in natural goods and services to the Maine economy.

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