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The Trust for Public Land conducted an economic analysis of the return on Alabama’s investment in land conservation through the Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust Program. As detailed in this report, we found that every public $1 invested in land conservation returned $5 in natural goods and services to the state. In addition, land conservation funded by Alabama supports key industries that depend on the availability of high-quality protected land and water.

The public park and recreation system in Colorado Springs provides substantial economic benefits to the community’s residents. Colorado Springs’ parks, trails, open spaces, and facilities are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. These amenities are a fundamental component of the community and culture of Colorado Springs. The following study reveals just how much economic value these parks, trails, open spaces, and facilities contribute in economic benefits.

When zoos live in urban parks, the parking footprint often gobbles up beloved green space. This article published in Planning Magazine looks at how zoos across the country are taming parking overflow and congestion.

To help guide the next generation of greening work in Chattanooga, The Trust for Public Land employed geographic information systems (GIS) planning and research to develop a resiliency plan for the City.

This study investigates the role that New York City coastal green infrastructure, such as beaches and marshes, played in mitigating building damages during hurricane Sandy in 2012. 

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