North Carolina Economic Benefits Report

In this 2011 report, The Trust for Public Land conducted an analysis of the return on North Carolina's investment in land conservation through the Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund, Clean Water Management Trust Fund, Natural Heritage Trust Fund, and Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, hereafter referred to as the Conservation Trust Funds.

TPL analyzed the past and likely future economic returns generated from Conservation Trust Fund land acquisition spending and found that every $1 invested returns $4 in economic value over this time period from natural resource goods and services alone.