A 2-page summary of the report, Does Land Conservation Raise Property Taxes? Evidence from New England Cities and Towns. The report assesses the economic impacts of land conservation throughout New England municipalities and communities over 15 years.
Land protection, whether public or private, is often controversial at the local level because residents
worry about lost economic activity. Overall, this research provides novel evidence that land protection can be compatible with local economic
growth and illustrate a method that can be broadly applied to assess the net economic impacts of protection