Publication

Investing In Nature: The Economic Benefits of Protecting Our Lands and Waters

Posted March 21, 2023 Updated June 7
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Land Trust Alliance and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Coastal Program
About This Publication

We all benefit from nature.

From the pure pleasure of experiencing it, to the food and water it provides us, the value of nature is in one sense priceless.

But nature’s economic worth can also be quantified. Research shows that land conservation adds 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.

The Land Trust Alliance and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Coastal Program have created a brochure that offers a snapshot of nature’s many economic benefits.