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wppInvesting in Nature: The Economic Benefits of Protecting Our Lands and Waters

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – August 29, 2017
Having a good estimate of nature’s value allows communities to make informed land management decisions and effectively advocate for land protection. That’s why more and more experts are quantifying the economic worth of nature’s benefits. Research shows that land conservation has an impressive economic value by boosting local economies through tourism and jobs, saving money on health care, filtering drinking water, providing natural disaster mitigation, and more. For full story, click here. For full report, click here.

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