Value of Open Space

"Conserving land is crucial not only for the protection of natural areas, but also for the preservation of community vitality. However, each year we lose an additional 24,000 acres of forest in New England alone, jeopardizing the benefits provided by open space and undeveloped lands. This brief provides an overview of how communities are benefiting economically from public and private conservation efforts, bolstering community vitality and supporting local economies." (via Highstead)