The Value of Land Conservation

Have you ever wanted better data to convince your local leaders of the importance of protecting land?
Well now you have it!  

A working group of the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition partnered with consultant Jessica Sargent from Primrose Research Group LLC to develop a toolkit of materials that anyone can download and use to educate, inform and/or advocate for land conservation in their community.  

Resources include a technical white paper that summarizes some of the latest data available for Massachusetts, a PowerPoint presentation that can be customized to address the needs and concerns of individual towns and cities, and a one-page summary that can serve as a leave-behind for your audience.

We recommend you start by reading the "User Guide".  

User Guide (video format)

Attachments: user_guide.pdf the_economic_benefits_of_open_space_to_massachusetts_communities.pdf the_economic_benefits_of_open_space_to_massachusetts_communities_ppt_with_notes.pptx how_conserv-provides_economic_benefits.pdf benefits_of_open_space.pdf