The Trust for Public Land (TPL) conducted an economic analysis of the return on Maine’s investment in land conservation through the Land for Maine’s Future program (LMF). TPL analyzed the past (i.e., 1998 to 2011) and likely future (i.e., over the next ten years) economic returns generated from LMF acquisition spending, and found that every $1 invested in land conservation through LMF returned $11 in natural goods and services to the Maine economy. This report summarizes key findings and benefits of investments made by LMF.
Return on the Investment in Land for Maine’s Future
The Trust for Public Land
San Francisco, CA: The Trust for Public Land
February 01, 2012
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