This publication quantifies the value of various types of open spaces, including parks, farmland, forest cover, and urban vegetation. Chapter 2 focuses on the economic benefits of farmland preservation, offering a synopsis of existing research on the public’s perception of farmland preservation; how farmland preservation can contribute to viable local agricultural economies; the value of environmental amenities derived from preservation; and property tax implications of preferential taxation programs.
The Economic Benefits of Land Conservation
The Trust for Public Land
San Francisco, CA: The Trust for Public Land
March 01, 2007
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