Source: Trust for Public Land, July 2009
From the summary:
Conservation: An Investment That Pays–like TPL’s other reports on the economic benefits of parks and conservation–is intended to help agency personnel and community conservationists make the case for conservation as a long-term economic investment. Too often, we still hear the argument that creating parks and conserving land is too expensive, especially in hard economic times. We hope that the research and many examples cited in the report will help you to promote conservation for its many benefits, including the boost parks and open space can give to a community’s bottom line.